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HMS BYMS-2182
ex-HMS J-982
ex-YMS-182


BYMS-2182 served the Navies of Great Britian and Greece.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 January 1943 as YMS-182 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 15 July 1943
  • Completed 25 August 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 7 October 1943 and reclassified HMS J-982
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2182
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948, sold to Greece and named Lambadias
  • Struck from the Greek Navy registry in 1968
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • 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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    YMS-182 92k BYMS-2182 hauled up out of the water during a 1945 refit at the Herd and McKenzie Yard, Buckie, Scotland
    Photo from "Minesweeper: The Role of the Motor Minesweeper in World War II" by Michael J. Melvin, BEM
    Robert Hurst
    YMS-182 209k Photo from the September 1947 edition of The Illustrated London News. Illustration by Captain Bryan De Grineau a.k.a. Charles William Grineau Tommy Trampp
    YMS-182 128k c. 1967
    Royal Hellenic Navy photo from the 1967/1968 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

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