Allied Warships

USS YMS-24 (YMS-24)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassYMS 
PennantYMS-24 
Built byGreenport Basin and Construction Co. (Greenport, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down6 Nov 1941 
Launched10 Jan 1942 
Commissioned25 May 1942 
Lost16 Aug 1944 
Loss position43° 25'N, 6° 43'E
History

Mined and sunk off St. Tropez, France in position 43º25'N, 06º43'E

 

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1Lt. B. F. Silviern, USNR28 Feb 1944??? (1)

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16 Aug 1944
The information I have on the YMS-24 is the commanding officer was LT Samuel Pruett. http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/523347 He was killed in action when YMS-24 hit a mine. The XO took charge, LTjg John Cox (aka John Howard, the movie star). Cox was awarded the Navy Cross during the event. http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/523328 I hope you can use this. Steve Loomis, Phoenix AZ (2)


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