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HMS BYMS-2003
ex-HMS J-803
ex-BYMS-3



BYMS-3 was built for Great Britain.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 August 1941 as BYMS-3 by the American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, DE
  • Launched 14 May 1942
  • Completed, transferred to Great Britain 13 July 1942 and reclassified HMS J-803
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2003
  • Returned to U.S. custody 12 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947 and sold
  • 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 tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    BYMS-3 81k . Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-3
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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