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YMS-418 photographed in 1945
Career (United States)
Name: USS YMS-418
Builder: Henry C. Grebe & Co.
Laid down: 16 September 1943
Launched: 22 February 1944
Struck: 7 February 1947
Fate: sold
General characteristics
Class & type: YMS-135 subclass of YMS-1-class minesweepers
Displacement: 270 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24.6 ft (7.5 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 880 bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines
2 shafts
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h)
Complement: 50
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber gun mount
2 × 20 mm guns
2 × depth charge projectors

The YMS-418 was a YMS-1 class minesweeper which saw service in World War II. The hull was laid down 16 September 1943 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL. It was launched 22 February 1944 It was struck from the Navy Register 7 February 1947 and sold 17 December 1947. According to deck logs stored at the National Archives in College Park Maryland, the ship's commanding officer was Lt. Victor A. Lang, executive officer Ensign Toivo John Hamalainen, gunnery officer Ensign J. J. Dennehy, Jr., engineering officer Ensign Bruce F. Kingsbury. Its fate is unknown.[1]


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