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D201 motor minesweepers (1942-1943/1944)

D271 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
D201 (ex-YMS23), 1944- D351, 1947- Perce-Neige M664 Greenport Basin, USA 7/1941 13/12/1941 5/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 12/1963
D202 (ex-YMS77)   Stadium, Cleveland, USA 5/1941 11/10/1941 5/1942 // 3/1944 sunk 25/10/1944
D211 (ex-YMS26), 1944- D352, 1947- Pimpernelle M649 Greenport Basin, USA 12/1941 28/2/1942 6/1942 // 3/1944 stricken 6/1962
D212 (ex-YMS31), 1944- D353, 1947- Primevère M650 Greenport Basin, USA 3/1942 23/5/1942 8/1942 // 3/1944 stricken 6/1962
D271 (ex-BYMS2207, ex-BYMS207, ex-YMS207), 1944- D354, 1950- Pétunia, 1951 - Tiare M646 Robert Jacob, New York, USA 4/1942 1/8/1942 1/1943 // 3/1944 stricken 11/1961
D272 (ex-BYMS2208, ex-BYMS208, ex-YMS208), 1944- D355, 1947- Genêt M651 Robert Jacob, New York, USA 4/1942 8/8/1942 2/1943 // 3/1944 stricken 11/1961
D273 (ex-YMS227), 1944- D356, 1947- Zinnia, 1951- Lotus M652 Frank L. Sample, Boothbay Harbor, USA 4/1942 7/9/1942 3/1943 // 3/1944 stricken 11/1961
D301 (ex-YMS169), 1947- Amarante M641 Dachel-Carter, Benton Harbor, USA 9/1942 24/4/1943 6/1943 // 8/1944 stricken 3/1961
D311 (ex-YMS34), 1947- Anémone M665 Hiltebrant, Kingston, USA 5/1941 21/10/1941 6/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 5/1964
D312 (ex-YMS63), 1947- Tiaré M656, 1951- P656 Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, USA 11/1941 6/3/1942 6/1942 // 10/1944 patrol 1951, stricken 1961
D313 (ex-YMS58), 1947- Armoise M642 Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, USA 6/1941 22/12/1941 4/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 11/1959
D314 (ex-BYMS2226, ex-BYMS226, ex-YMS226), 1947- Asphodèle M643 Frank L. Sample, Boothbay Harbor, USA 3/1942 31/8/1942 1/1943 // 10/1944 stricken 2/1969
D315 (ex-YMS28), 1947- Aubépine M657 Greenport Basin, USA 1/1942 31/3/1942 7/1942 // 10/1944 to South Vietnam 2/1954
D316 (ex-YMS37), 1947- Balsamine M653 Hiltebrant, Kingston, USA 10/1941 28/1/1942 8/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 8/1960
D317 (ex-YMS13), 1947- Basilic M644 Rice Bros, E. Boothbay, USA 4/1941 2/5/1942 8/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 12/1963
D318 (ex-YMS78), 1947- Belladone M658 Stadium, Cleveland, USA 5/1941 11/12/1941 6/1942 // 10/1944 to South Vietnam 2/1954 (Bach Dang)
D321 (ex-YMS36), 1947- Campanule M661 Hiltebrant, Kingston, USA 10/1941 21/1/1942 7/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 3/1961
D322 (ex-YMS16), 1947- Capucine M654 Rice Bros, E. Boothbay, USA 3/1942 7/9/1942 2/1943 // 10/1944 stricken 2/1955
D323 (ex-YMS62), 1947- Clématite M647 Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, USA 11/1941 25/2/1942 5/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 6/1954
D324 (ex-YMS43), 1947- Lotus M658, 1951- P658 Wheeler, Brooklyn, USA 6/1941 30/3/1942 5/1942 // 10/1944 patrol 1951, stricken 1961?
D325 (ex-YMS82), 1947- Dahlia M645 Stadium, Cleveland, USA 10/1941 13/6/1942 8/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 1/1959
D326 (ex-YMS83), 1947- Digitale M655 Stadium, Cleveland, USA 10/1941 27/6/1942 8/1942 // 10/1944 to South Vietnam 2/1954 (Chuong Duong)
D327 (ex-YMS20), 1947- Gentiane M648 Greenport Basin, USA 6/1941 1/11/1941 4/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 8/1960
D331 (ex-YMS55), 1947- Géranium M666 Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, USA 5/1941 22/11/1941 3/1942 // 9/1944 stricken 11/1954
D332 (ex-YMS18), 1947- Glycine   Herreshoff, Bristol, USA 6/1941 8/12/1941 5/1942 // 10/1944 sunk 28/5/1949
D333 (ex-YMS27), 1947- Hortensia M659 Greenport Basin, USA 12/1941 7/3/1942 6/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 3/1961
D334 (ex-YMS3), 1947- Héliotrope M662 Henry B. Nevins, New York, USA 3/1941 13/4/1942 4/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 12/1965
D335 (ex-YMS29), 1947- Jasmin M663 Greenport Basin, USA 1/1942 11/4/1942 7/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 6/1963
D336 (ex-YMS64), 1947- Jonquille M660 Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, USA 1/1942 25/3/1942 6/1942 // 10/1944 stricken 11/1964
D337 (ex-YMS69), 1947- Marjolaine M656 Weaver, Orange, USA 7/1941 5/3/1942 8/1942 // 9/1944 to Madagascar 2/1961 (Tanamasoandro)
D338 (ex-YMS15), 1947- Myosotis   Rice Bros, E. Boothbay, USA 7/1941 16/7/1942 12/1942 // 10/1944 sunk 20/6/1949

 

Displacement standard, t

270

Displacement full, t

320

Length, m

39.6 wl 41.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.47

Draught, m

2.36 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, sweeps (inc magnetic and acoustic)

Sensors

SF or SO or SU radar

Complement

60

Ship project history: Ex-USN motor minesweepers of YMS type.

Modernizations: 1951, Lotus, Tiaré: - sweeps

Naval service: D202 was sunk by German mine. Glycine was mined off Vietnam 28/5/1949. Myosotis was mined on Mekong 20/6/1949.

 

YMS63 1942

D301

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15