Allied Warships

USS YMS-127 (YMS-127)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byJ. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. (Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down10 Oct 1941 
Launched2 May 1942 
Commissioned30 Oct 1942 
End service16 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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