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HM BYMS-2155
ex-HM J-955

BYMS-2155 served the Navies of Great Britian and The Netherlands

Vliestroom call sign:
Papa - Alpha - November - India

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 June 1942 as YMS-155 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Launched 27 October 1942
  • Completed 11 February 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 4 March 1943 and reclassified HM J-955
  • Reclassfied HM BYMS-2155
  • Returned to U.S. custody 24 March 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in March 1947, sold to The Netherlands and named HNLMS Vliestroom (MV 38)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 September 1947
  • Reclassified MV-37
  • Reclassified M-837 in October 1950
  • Reclassified A-922 15 April 1956
  • Struck from The Netherlands Navy list in 1962
  • Sold 12 November 1964 to M. V. Hollander of Amsterdam, Holland
  • Sold 4 October 1965 to the United Kingdom as a North Sea supplier and renamed William R
  • 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 projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    HNLMS Vliestroom (MV 38)
    YMS-155 98k Den Helder, Holland
    Moored outboard of Deurloo (MV 32)
    Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-155 53k .
    YMS-155 76k Steaming in formation, left to right: Texelstroom (MV 39, Vliestroom and Westerschelde (MV 42))
    YMS-155 36k c. 1949
    Terschelling Island harbour
    Vliestroom moored inboard of Marsdiep (MV 36) and Oosterschelde (MV 42)
    Wim Vink
    YMS-155 159k c. 1949
    Terschelling Island harbor
    HNLMS Vliestroom (M 837)
    YMS-155 48k . Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-155 78k 15 May 1954
    Dordrecht, Holland
    YMS-155 106k 15 May 1954
    Dordrecht, Holland
    Moored inboard of Texelstroom (M 836)
    HNLMS Vliestroom (A 900)
    YMS-155 41k . Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-155 54k
    YMS-155 47k Awaiting sale Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-155 51k
    YMS-155 195k

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-2155
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