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ex-HMS J-968

BYMS-2168 served only in the British Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper

  • Laid down 14 September 1942 as YMS-168 by Daschel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched, 4 July 1943
  • Completed, 29 August 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 7 September 1943 and reclassified HMS J-968
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2168
  • Returned to U.S. custody 3 September 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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