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ex-HMS J-949

BYMS-2149 served the Navies of Great Britian and Egypt.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper

  • Laid down 26 October 1942 as YMS-149 by Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched, 4 April 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian as HMS J-949, 3 July 1943
  • Completed 14 August 1943
  • Renamed HMS BYMS-2149
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947
  • Returned to U.S. custody 6 June 1947
  • Struck from the Navy list 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to Egypt as Rafah
  • Discarded in 1970
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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