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(YMS-442: dp. 215; 1. 136'; b. 24'6", dr. 6'1", s. 12 k., cpl. 50;
a. 1 3", 2 20mm., 2 dct., 2 dcp.; cl. YMS-ISff)

YMS-442 waB laid down 12 October 1943 by Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, N.Y., Iaunehed 20 April 1944 completed 13 October and delivered to the Navy 14 October

YMS-448 departed Brooklyn N.Y., and operated in the Okinawa area as an escort vessel during the autumn of 1945. Until spring 1946, she cleared shipping lanes off Japan, Korea, and China. Back from the Pacific, she provided oeeasional service to the Mine Warfare Sehool, Yorktown, Va., during 1946 and into 1948.

YMS-44£ became Plover (AMS-33) on 18 February 1947. In July 1948 she assisted in survey work off Labrador. From late 1948 to 1956 she assisted the Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Fla. Reelaesified MSC(0)-33 on 7 February 1955, she became a naval reeerYe training ship in November 1956. She served the 4th Naval District, Philadelphia, and in 1961 the 6th Naval District, Charleston. Following these assignments, PI<'ver was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 1 October 1968.