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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
BYMS-13 was built for Great Britain and served the Navies of Great Britain and Egypt.
BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:
,li>Laid down 4 March 1942 as BYMS-13 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WALaunched 27 May 1942Completed 29 October 1942Transferred to Great Britain 30 October 1942 and reclassified HMS J-813Reclassified HMS BYMS-2013Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947, sold to Egypt and named GazaReturned to U.S. custody 6 June 1947Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947Destroyed by fire 26 July 1950 after a fuel tank explosion off Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
Specifications:Displacement 270 t.Length 136'Beam 24' 6"Draft 8'Speed 15 kts.Complement 32Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||BYMS-2013 in Egyptian service.
There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-13
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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