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HMS BYMS-2172
ex-HMS J-972
ex-YMS-172


BYMS-2172 served the Navies of Great Britian and Greece.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 May 1942 as YMS-172 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 26 November 1942
  • Completed 17 April 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 26 April 1943 and reclassified HMS J-972
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2172
  • Returned to U.S. custody 15 April 1946, transferred to Greece and named Kerkyra (M 208)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 8 September 1952
  • Struck from the Greek Navy list in 1966
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount and two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-172 102k 16 April 1943
    Still flying the Stars and Stripes while undergoing sea trial before transfer to the Royal Navy
    Robert Hurst
    YMS-172 167k 16 April 1943
    Imperial War Museum photo IWM (FL 7348)
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-172
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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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