USS Fulmar (AMS-47)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Fulmar.
Career (United States)
Laid down: 31 October 1942
Launched: 2 January 1943
Commissioned: 1 September 1947
Decommissioned: date unknown
Struck: 1 October 1968
Fate: sold, 1 October 1968
General characteristics
Displacement: 270 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: two 1,000 shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts
Speed: 15 kts
Complement: 32
Armament: one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp

USS Fulmar (AMS-47/YMS-193) was a YMS-1-class minesweeper of the YMS-135 subclass acquired by the U.S. Navy for use in World War II. Her task was to clear minefields in coastal waterways.

Fulmar was laid down, 31 October 1942 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Long Island, Greenport, New York; launched, 2 January 1943; completed, 28 June 1943; commissioned USS YMS-193; reclassified as a motor minesweeper and named Fulmar (AMS 47), 1 September 1947; and reclassified as a coastal minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-47, 7 February 1955.

Fulmar was struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1968 and sold. Her ultimate fate is unknown.

References

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External links

  • Photo gallery of Fulmar at NavSource Naval History


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