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ex-HMS J-815

BYMS-15 was built for Great Britain.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 July 1941 as BYMS-15 by the Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 25 March 1942
  • Completed, transferred to Great Britain 21 July 1942 and reclassified HMS J-815
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2015
  • Returned to U.S. custody 3 September 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 21 October 1947 and sold
  • 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 tracks
  • 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
    BYMS-15 132k . M. S. Cole
    BYMS-15 77k c. 1945
    Stan Cole
    BYMS-15 59k .
    BYMS-15 68k
    BYMS-15 22k

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-15
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    Association of Minemen
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