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ex-HMS J-967

BYMS-2167 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 August 1942 as YMS-167 by the Daschel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 12 June 1943
  • Completed 31 July 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 10 August 1943 and reclassified HMS J-967
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2167
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1948, sold to Romdals Fylkebatar of Molde, Norway, converted to a car ferry and named Valldall
  • Sold in 1962 to a shipping company in Eckero, Finland and renamed Rospiggen-II
  • Sold in 1963 to a shipping company in Skargardsfarjan, Mariehamn, Finland and renamed Skarkardsfarjan
  • Sold in 1972 to C.R. Lines, SA of Panama and renamed Compass Rose 3
  • Sunk 40 miles off the Scottish coast in 1975.


  • 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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    YMS-167 103k MV Valldall in Geirangerfjord, Norway
    Photo by Håkon Bjørnøy

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