USS YMS-127 (YMS-127)
Minesweeper of the YMS class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. (Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||10 Oct 1941|
|Launched||2 May 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Oct 1942|
|End service||16 Sep 1944|
Grounded (thrown ashore in heavy weather) on the beach of Tanaga Island, Aleutians on 10 January 1944. She was patched up and refloated by a salvage party from the Coast Guard manned tug Ute assisted by some of the crew of YMS-127 on 13 January and towed to Adak Island. Later she sailed to Seattle but stricken on 16 September 1944 as a CTL (constructive total loss, not worth repairing). Sold on 30 August 1945 and converted for merchant use becoming m/v Vindicator.
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