USS YMS-52 (YMS-52)
Minesweeper of the YMS class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp. (Whitestone, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||5 Aug 1941|
|Launched||15 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Aug 1942|
|History||Stricken on 19 June 1946|
Commands listed for USS YMS-52 (YMS-52)
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|1||Lt (jg). Harold Silkworth, USN||???||19 Jun 1946|
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Noteable events involving YMS-52 include:
Prior to decommissioning, Lt. Silkworth was the the senior line officer of a task unit consisting of 15 YMSs, a gunboat and an LST. As such, he was, in effect, Commander of the task unit. Such a role would normally have required at least a Lt.Cmdr. The crew was told that after decommissioning the ship would be turned over to the (Nationalist) Chinese, then still on mainland China.
19 Jun 1946
Decommissioned at Guian, Samar in the Philippines after check-sweeping many small harbours in the Philippine Islands and New Guinea.