USS Ruff YMS-327
On Lake Washington 15 June 1943
 
 A common Eurasian sandpiper.
YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:
Laid down, 2 June 1942 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co. Inc, Seattle, WA; Launched, 5 December 1942;
Commissioned USS YMS-327, 19 April 1943;
Decommissioned, 2 August 1946; Named Ruff and reclassified as an Motor Minesweeper, AMS-54, 1 September 1947;
Recommissioned, 10 March 1951; Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-54, 7 February 1955;
Decommissioned 13 December 1957 and placed in service, in reserve;
Placed in service as a Reserve Training ship, 30 October 1959;
 Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 14 November 1969 and subsequently sold.
 The last ship of her class to leave the Navy. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8';
Speed 13 kts; Complement 50;
Armament   [1] single 3"/50 gun mount;
Propulsion  [2] 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines,   [2] shafts.





USS Ruff MSC(O) 54
 

 



Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146