Allied Warships

USS YMS-263 (YMS-263)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassYMS 
PennantYMS-263 
Built bySouth Coast Co. (Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Mar 1942 
Laid down21 Aug 1942 
Launched2 Nov 1942 
Commissioned10 Aug 1943 
End service10 Nov 1949 
History

Converted to a survey ship and named Simon Newcomb (AGS 14) on 20 March 1945
Reclassified as coastal survey ship AGSC-14 on 29 July 1946
On 9 August she ran hard aground at Mother Burns Cove, Labrador
She was refloated, patched up, and towed to Norfolk
Decommissioned on 10 November 1949
Stricken on 31 January 1950
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 25 April 1950

 

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