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USS YMS-50
Career
Name: USS YMS-50
Builder: Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp, Whitestone, Long Island, New York
Laid down: 16 July 1941
Launched: 6 June 1942
Completed: 3 August 1942
Fate: Sunk, 18 June 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: YMS-1-class minesweeper
Displacement: 320 long tons (325 t)
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Draft: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement: 33
Armament: • 1 × 3"/50 caliber gun
• 2 × 20 mm guns
• 2 × Depth charge tracks
• 2 × Depth charge projectors

USS YMS-50 was a United States Navy YMS-1-class auxiliary motor minesweeper during World War II. Laid down on 16 July 1941 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, New York, she was launched on 6 June 1942 and commissioned on 3 August.[1] Assigned to the South West Pacific Area she was damaged by a dive bomber while covering the landings during the battle of Arawe, New Britain on 17 December 1943.[2] Later while covering the landings during the battle of Balikpapan, Borneo she struck a mine on 18 June 1945 at 01°18′S 116°49′E / 1.3°S 116.817°E / -1.3; 116.817Coordinates: 01°18′S 116°49′E / 1.3°S 116.817°E / -1.3; 116.817 and was scuttled by the light cruiser Denver.

Citations

  1. "YMS-50". http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/19050.htm. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  2. Morison (1958), p. 377.

References


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