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USS Hornbill (AMS-19)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Hornbill.
Career (United States)
Name: USS YMS-371
Builder: Weaver Shipyards
Orange, Texas
Laid down: 17 November 1942[1]
Launched: 27 November 1943
Completed: 29 February 1944[1]
Commissioned: 29 February 1944
Renamed: USS Hornbill (AMS-19), 7 February 1947
Namesake: the hornbill bird
Reclassified: MSC(O)-19, 17 February 1955
Decommissioned: September 1957
Struck: 1 November 1959
Honors and
awards:
2 battle stars, World War II
Fate: Sold, 30 June 1960; Later sank at Santa Cruz Island[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: YMS-135 subclass of YMS-1-class minesweepers
Displacement: 270 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Propulsion: 2 × 880 bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines
2 shafts
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 50[1]
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber gun mount
2 × 20 mm guns
2 × depth charge projectors

USS Hornbill (YMS-371/AMS-19/MSC(O)-19) was a YMS-1-class minesweeper of the YMS-135 subclass built for the United States Navy during World War II.

Hornbill was laid down as YMS-371 on 17 November 1942[1] by Weaver Shipyards, Orange, Texas and launched 27 November 1943. She was completed and commissioned on 29 February 1944,[1] Lt. J. L. Grace in command.

After her commissioning, YMS-371 participated in operations in the Gulf of Mexico until the summer of 1945, when she transited the Panama Canal en route to Okinawa, where she arrived 5 July to begin minesweeping operations. On 17 August, she departed Okinawa for Japan to sweep mines in Tokyo Bay, around the island of Honshū and in the naval base of Sasebo.

On 16 February 1946, she ended her occupation duties and sailed for San Pedro, California, arriving 4 April. On 7 February 1947, YMS-371 was renamed USS Hornbill (AMS-19).

Hornbill served as a training ship on the U.S. West Coast and at Pearl Harbor until 1953, when she commenced duty with the U.S. Naval Schools of Mine Warfare, Yorktown, Virginia.

Reclassified MSC(O)-19 on 17 February 1955, Hornbill decommissioned September 1957. She was struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959, and sold 30 June 1960.

Hornbill earned two battle stars for her service in World War II.

References

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External links

  • Photo gallery of Hornbill at NavSource Naval History


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