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Accession Number: 1984.187.103987F
Title: Yard Minesweeper 6, Henry B. Nevins yard, 1942
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
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Date Created: May 19, 1942
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 4x5 Kodak safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons May 19, 1942. Image of the launching of YMS-6, minesweeper, showing almost a bow on view, prepared to slide down the ways at Henry B. Nevins Yard. YMS 6 was a 136' wood-hulled minesweeper built by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, New York and launched May 19, 1942. The keel was laid on August 8, 1941 and she was commissioned on June 18, 1942. After World War II, YMS 6 was stricken from the naval records June 19, 1946. She held a crew compliment of 32 men. Stamped negative sleeve info.: "103987F". Typed: "YMS-6 launching / May 19, 1942". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.

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