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ex-HMS J-822

BYMS-22 was built for Great Britain

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 October 1941 as BYMS-22 by the Seattle Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 21 March 1942
  • Completed, transferred to Great Britain 5 September 1942 and reclassified HMS J-822
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2022
  • Sunk by mine 16 August 1944 off Frejus, France at 06 46' E., 43 24' N.
  • Struck from the Navy Register 8 February 1945.


  • 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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    BYMS-22 61k As completed
    Imperial War Museum photo IWM (FL 7316)
    Mike Green
    BYMS-22 73k c. November 1943
    Off the coast of Cotrone, Italy

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-2022
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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