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USS YMS-61
Career
Name: USS YMS-61
Commissioned: 23 June 1942
Decommissioned: 19 June 1946
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-61 was a United States Navy YMS-1-class auxiliary motor minesweeper during World War II. She was laid down 23 September 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co. She was commissioned on 23 June 1942.[1] Assigned to the Caribbean she operated in the former Netherland Antilles. She was struck from the Naval Registry on 19 June 1946.

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