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Title: Yard Minesweeper 6, Henry B. Nevins yard, 1942

Accession Number: 1984.187.103987F
Type: black-and -white negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
Date: May 19, 1942
Materials: safety film, Kodak #38
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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