Allied Warships

USS YMS-52 (YMS-52)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byWheeler Shipbuilding Corp. (Whitestone, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down5 Aug 1941 
Launched15 Jul 1942 
Commissioned21 Aug 1942 
End service 
HistoryStricken on 19 June 1946


Commands listed for USS YMS-52 (YMS-52)

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1Lt (jg). Harold Silkworth, USN???19 Jun 1946

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Notable 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. (1)

19 Jun 1946
Decommissioned at Guian, Samar in the Philippines after check-sweeping many small harbours in the Philippine Islands and New Guinea. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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