USS Egret (AMS-46)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Egret.
Career (United States)
Ordered: as YMS-136
Laid down: 16 July 1942
Launched: 8 February 1943
In service: 19 March 1943
Out of service: date unknown
Struck: 1 November 1959
Fate: transferred to Brazil
Career (Brazil)
Name: Jutaí (M12)
Acquired: 15 August 1960
General characteristics
Displacement: 320 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Draught: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Speed: 13 knots
Complement: 33
Armament: one 3” gun mount, two 20mm machine guns

USS Egret (AMS-46/YMS-136) was a YMS-1-class minesweeper of the YMS-135 subclass acquired by the U.S. Navy for the task of removing mines that had been placed in the water to prevent ships from passing.

YMS-136 was built at the Astoria Marine Construction Company, Astoria, Oregon; she was laid down on 16 July 1942, launched 8 February 1943, and commissioned on 19 March 1943.

YMS-136 was reclassified as coastal minesweeper USS Egret (AMS-46) on 19 August 1947.

On 7 February 1955 she was designated MSCO-46.

Egret was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1959 and transferred to the Brazilian Navy as Jutai on 15 August 1960.


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External links

  • Photo gallery of Egret at NavSource Naval History

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