USS Egret (AMS-46)
|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|
|Acquired:||15 August 1960|
|Length:||136 ft (41 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)|
|Draught:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Egret at NavSource Naval History
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