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HM BYMS-2016
ex-HM J-816

BYMS-16 served in the Royal Navy and Greece's Coast Guardwas built for Great Britain

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 31 July 1941 as BYMS-16 by the Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 24 February 1942
  • Completed 9 June 1942, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HM J-816
  • Reclassified HM BYMS-2016
  • Returned to U.S. custody 12 February 1948 and sold
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission as January 1948
  • Transferred to Greece for use as a Customs contraband chaser
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    BYMS-2016 159k Shown in Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp. advertisement David Wright
    BYMS-2016 846k Joe Radigan
    BYMS-2016 191k Alan Clegg
    BYMS-2016 242k
    BYMS-2016 146k Crewman George Clegg

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-16
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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