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Ruff II

(YMS-~7: dp. 320, 1. 136'0", b. 24'6", dr. 10', cpl. 32
a. 1 3", 2 20mm., 2 .50 eal., 2 dct., 2 dcp.; cl. YMS-ISS)

The second Ruff was laid down as YMS-827 on 2 June 1942 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co., Ine., Seattle, Wash. launched 5 December 1942, and commissioned 19 April 1943, Lt. Robert S. Marshall, USNR, in command.

Following shakedown off San Diego, Ruff steamed for Pearl Harbor where she arrived 30 September. On 14 October she departed in convoy for Eniwetok, proceeding on via Guam and Ulithi where she arrived 6 November.

Leaving Ulithi 12 November 1944 after a year's operations there, Ruff Droceeded to Hollandia and Manus Island. While awaiting orders to sail for minesweeDing operations off Levte Gulf, YMS-327 struck a reef which bent her port screw. She had to be placed in drydock in AFD-8, but on 23 December 1944 was able to sail with Task Unit 77.6.1 for Leyte Gulf where she arrived a week later. Getting underway that same day for Lingayen Gulf, YMS-327 and her task group underwent an air attack. All the minesweepers' guns fired back at the attacking enemy aircraft.

The following day, the Japanese launched another air attack against the task group and one suicide plane passed above YMS-527 and hit a tanker to starboard. Japanese planes again made their appearance on January 4th and 5th. On 6 January 1945, seven other YMS's and 10 DMS's entered Lingayen Gulf with YMS-327 and the ships immediately commenced sweeping the area. The air was a hornet's nest of Japanese planes and the YMS-327's guns were continually firing. The ships swept the area daily during continuous air attacks until 12 January 1945, the day before she got underway for Leyte Gulf. Steaming for Guadaleanal 30 January, YMS~27 arrived there 14 February. Towed to Manus for repairs, she then steamed to Ulithi and on to Okinawa.

From 24 March1945 until 2 April YMS-.327 operated within 'hailing distance of the Okinawa invasion beaches sweeDing for possible mines. Then she was employed on patrol duty in the various anchorages against possible Japanese suicide boat attacks. On 4 May, while on their way to a sweeping operation, YMS-S27 and several other wooden minesweepers were attacked by a "Val" which YMS-~87 splashed near Gayety (AM-239). YMS-327 was then attacked by a "Bake" suicide rocket plane dropped from an overhead "Betty." The "Baka," under fire from 20mm. and machineguns, passed within 20 feet of the minesweeper's bridge when the tail assembly fell and the "Bake" splashed in a ereseendo of flame, smoke, and water about 200 feet from Gayety. During this action YMS-327 was hit by some 40mm. shells fired at the "Bake" by Gayety and Hopkins. The port 20mm. mount was hit, blowing the three men overboard, killing one and injuring one. One 40mm. shell passed through the bulkhead near the galley and exploded in the galley injuring the eook, and a third shell passed through the wooden hull about 2 feet above the waterline and exploded in the main engineroom without injuring anyone.

Following repairs at Kerama Retto, YMS-527 was placed on patrol duty 7 May near the various anchorages to lay a smokescreen in the event of air attacks. On 25 and 26 June YMS-327 was present at the invasion of Kuma Shima where she swept the approaches to the beaches.

Departing Kerama Retto 4 July with a minesweeping task force, YMS-327 worked as a den buoy planting ship in the extensive operations in the East China Sea. The force destroyed 263 mines by the end of the operation on 15 July 1945

Following a run to Leyte Gulf in August, YMS-327 left Buckner Bay, Okinawa, 8 September with 11 other YMS's and Gwin (DM-33) to sweep the Japanese minefields in the Wakayama area until 24 September. Then she anchored in Osaka Wan, Japan. From 7 to 28 October, YMS-~327 operated in the Wakanura-Kii area, Honshu. Underway for Wakayama Wan on 19 December 1945, YMS-327 participated in the minesweeping operations off Kobe, Honshu, until 10 January 1946 when she was ordered to return to the United States.

YMS-327 touched at Ulithi, Saipan, Guam, and Pearl Harbor before arriving at San Diego, Calif., on 1 February 1946. Proceeding via the Panama Canal to Green Cove Springs, Fla., YMS-~327 deeomissioned 20 August 1946 and was placed in the Green Cove Springs Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet. On 1 September 1947, she was named Ruff and classified AMS-54. During the following 216 years she was moved to various ports on the east coast.

Taken out of the reserve fleet early in 1951, Ruff recommissioned 10 March1951. From that date until mid-1955 she operated along the Atlantic coast from Salem, Mass. to Key West, Fla., and made two cruises outside the Unlted States to Havana and Nassau. She was redesignated MSC (O)54 on 7 February 1955. In September she again visited Havana, and in April 1956 visited Halifax, Nova Seotia. February 1957 was spent operating in the Caribbean.

The following summer the homeport of Ruff was shifted to Panama City, Fla., where new minesweeping gear was evaluated for the U.S. Naval Mine Defense Laboratory. On 28 October 1957, Ruff got underway for the Pacific, transiting the Panama Canal and arrived Seattle 5 December. Berthed at the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at Lake Union, her commissioning pennant was hauled down 13 December 1957 and the ship was placed in a decommissioned in service, in reserve status.

Ruff was placed in service and she was assigned as Naval Reserve training ship attached to the 13th Naval District 30 October 1959, and was stationed at the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center, Everett, Wash. She had a regular Navy nucleus crew of eight petty officers and one officer-incharge assigned for maintenance, logistics, continuity, and instruotion of the assigned reserve crews. In 1965 Ruff eompleted underway training at Long Beach, Calif. In 1966 Ruff completed refresher training at San Diego in July and visited Ensenada, Mexico. In 1967 she visited Vaneouver, British Columbia, and in 1968 completed refresher training in San Diego.

After being replaced as an NRT ship by two MSI's, Ruff decommissioned and was struck from the Navy list 14 November 1969, the last ship of her class to leave the Navy. She was subsequently sold.

Ruff earned six battle stars for World War II service.


USS YMS-328 is a decommissioned US Navy YMS-1-class (YMS-135 subclass) Yard Mine Sweeper (YMS), built in Ballard, Washington at Ballard Marine & Railway in Ballard, Washington (Seattle). She was classified as a Mark II design and her hull is constructed completely out of 3" vertical grain Douglas fir. Sister ships include Jacques Cousteau's RV Calypso. After naval service during World War II, she became a private yacht.

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"Ruff Ryders' Anthem" was produced by Kasseem Dean, at the time a up-and-coming musician better known as Swizz Beatz. [2] Swizz Beatz had been introduced to DMX by his relatives Darrin and Joaquin Dean, who are founders of the Ruff Ryders Entertainment label imprint. According to Swizz Beatz, DMX had initially rejected the production: "I made the 'Ruff Ryders Anthem' beat in Atlanta. It was me just bugging out, having my New York influence and having my Atlanta influence. That track was the perfect blend which was awkward and different at the time because nobody had ever heard anything like that. DMX didn't want to do it. He was like, 'Man, that sounds like some rock 'n' roll track, I need some hip-hop shit. I'm not doing that. It's not hood enough." [2] The background vocals and beat follow the rhythm of a military cadence. This coincides with the hook's theme of being a cohesive unit. Swizz Beatz recalls how the What! ad-libs came about stating "The 'What!' ad-lib and all of that came about in the middle of us hyping him up. We left it in the track to add energy. Collectively, we came up with that vibe". [2] Despite Swizz Beatz’s best efforts, it wasn't until Darrin and Joaquin Dean convinced DMX to give the track a chance that he did so. [2]

The official music video was directed by J. Jesses Smith, who had previously worked with DMX before, namely for the visuals of “Get At Me Dog”. The video features cameo appearances by rap group Onyx as well as DMX’s Ruff Ryders label-mates The LOX, Eve and Swizz Beatz. It has over 160 million views on YouTube as of 2021. [3]

1998 weekly chart performance for "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 93
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) [5] 33
2021 weekly chart performance for "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
Chart (2021) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [6] 36
US Billboard Hot 100 [7] 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) [8] 9

"Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Remix)" is a song featuring vocals from American rappers and Ruff Ryders cohorts DMX, Jadakiss, Styles P, Drag-On and Eve. The song was released in 1999 as the third and final single from DJ Clue's solo debut album, The Professional (1998). [9]

The remix charted on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and was later featured in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories in the ingame radio station The Liberty Jam. In 2020, the song was featured in the video game Call of Duty: Warzone. [10]


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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

YMS-422 was laid down 9 October 1943 at the Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, Ore., Launched 1 June 1944 sponsored by Mrs. Charles S. Harper, Jr., and commissioned 27 September 1944, Lt. Seaton R. Daly in command.

YMS-422 patrolled off the California coast until reporting for duty with the Hawaiian Sea Frontier early in January 1945. Patrol activities interspersed with minesweeping training absorbed her time until mid-summer when she sailed to the western Pacific. The approaching end of the war would not and did not end the need for vessels of this type. The removal of minefields around the Japanese home island of Honshu provided the first extensive test of YMS-422's skill at this hazardous work. Operations commenced at Nagoya 18 October, continued at Kobe in December, and this craft was still partially engaged with this task at the outbreak of the Korean conflict in 1950.

Previously named and designated Osprey (AMS 28), 17 February 1947, this wooden hulled ship now sailed directly to help confront this latest communist advance. Osprey made a pre-assault sweep at Pohang 14 July 1950 to clear the way for the 1st Cavalry Division. September 15th her sweeps prepared a firing base anchorage for the big guns of the battleship Missouri at the masterful Inchon landings. The following month, while engaged in clearing Wonsan Bay, North Korea, two sister ships struck mines and sank. One year later, again at Wonsan, and again operating under enemy fire, she suffered 3 shell hits, 29 October, which necessitated a brief retirement to Japan. Upon return, her continuing aggressive spirit in seeking out and firing on enemy targets ashore and a record breaking performance in mine destruction earned medals and promotions for members of the ship's company. Her sterling performance continued until negotiations produced a truce 27 July 1953.

Osprey, redesignated MSC(0), 7 February 1955, was destined to conclude her career in the Far East. Loaned to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, 22 March 1955, she served as Yakushima (YTE-10) until 1969. Declared surplus to the needs of both the Japanese and United States navies she was struck from the Navy List 15 June 1969.

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The third Swallow was laid down on 8 June 1943 by Stadium Yacht Basin, Inc., at Cleveland, Ohio, as PCS-1416 redesignated YMS-461 on 27 September 1943 launched on 8 January 1944 and commissionedon 22 June 1944.

YMS-461 departed Cleveland on 3 July and sailed down the St. Lawrence River. She made stops at Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax, before arriving in Norfolk, Va., on 22 August. She completed shakedown training out of Norfolk on 2 September and began patrolling he east coast under the command of the Commander Eastern Sea Frontier. She patrolled for enemy submarines and escorted coastal convoys until mid-March 1945.

On 17 March, she got underway from Norfolk and sailed south, stopping at Miami, Fla., and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before transiting the Panama Canal at the end of the first week in April. She stopped at San Diego, Calif., from 20 to 27 April, and at Pearl Harbor on 6 May then continued on to the Central Pacific. After brief stops at Eniwetok anti Guam, she arrived off Okinawa on 27 June and served there for almost two months. Late in August, she moved to Tokyo Bay and, for the next few months, operated in that area. In February 1946, she returned to the Marianas, at Saipan then continued east via Eniwetok to Pearl Harbor, where she arrived on 14 March. She reached San Francisco on the 26th, remained there in overhaul until 20 October, and then shifted to San Diego. On 16 November, YMS-461 headed back to the Far East. She stopped at Pearl Harbor, Johnston Island, and Eniwetok Atoll, before entering Apra Harbor at Guam on 9 January 1947. On 18 February 1947, she was named Swallow and redesignated AMS-36.

Swallow served in the Far East, operating out of Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan, for the following nine years. On 7 February 1955, she was redesignated MSC(O)-36. She was decommissioned on 16 April 1955 and loaned to Japan. She served the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force as Yugejima (MSG-660) and was later redesignated YAS-41. On 1 May 1968, she was returned to the custody of the United States Navy and her name was struck from the Navy list on the same day. Her hulk was sold to Kitajima Shokai Co., of Sasebo, Japan, on 5 September 1961, for scrapping.

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