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HMS BYMS-2157
ex-HMS J-957
ex-YMS-157


YMS-157 was built for Great Britian.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 July 1942 as YMS-157 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Launched 1 December 1942
  • Completed 15 April 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 28 April 1943 and reclassified HMS J-957
  • Reclassified BYMS-2157
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in April 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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