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HMS BYMS-2187
ex-HMS J-987
ex-YMS-187


YMS-187 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 June 1942 as YMS-187 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Completed 12 March 1943, transferred to the Royal Navy and reclassified HMS J-987
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2187
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 July 1947, sold in Malta and named MV Lord Strickland
  • Fate unknown.

    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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-186 41k c. August 1943 .

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-187
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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