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HM BYMS-2014
ex-HM J-814

BYMS-14 served the Navies of Great Britain and Italy

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 May 1942 as BYMS-14 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 11 August 1942
  • Completed 23 November 1942
  • Transferred to Great Britain 24 November 1942 and named HM J-814
  • Reclassified HM BYMS-2014
  • Returned to U.S. custody 23 May 1947; transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947; sold to Italy and named Geranio (DR 412)
  • Reclassified as M-5407
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Struck from Italian Naval Register in 1966
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    BYMS-2014 153k Anchored off Venice, Italy
    Photo from the collection of Len Barrett, ships signalman
    Jim Barrett
    BYMS-2014 81k Dry docked somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea
    Photo from the collection of Len Barrett, ships signalman
    BYMS-2014 227k Cover of storage box for model Luciano Valente
    Thiene, Italy
    BYMS-2014 262k Model of BYMS-2014 made by Luciano Valente
    BYMS-2014 125k
    BYMS-2014 165k
    BYMS-2014 180k

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-14
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