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HMS BYMS-2175
ex-HMS J-975
ex-YMS-175


BYMS-2175 served the Navies of Great Britian, Egypt and Algeria.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 June 1942 as YMS-175 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 9 January 1943
  • Completed 5 June 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 15 June 1943 and reclassified HMS J-975
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2175
  • Returned to U.S. custody 6 June 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to Egypt in 1949 and named Tor
  • Transferred to Algeria in 1962 and renamed Djebel Aures
  • Dashed against the rocks at Algiers 5 May 1963.

    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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