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HM BYMS-2024
ex-HM J-824

BYMS-24 served the Navies of Great Britain and Italy.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 March 1942 as BYMS-24 by the Seattle Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 27 June 1942
  • Completed 6 November 1942
  • Transferred to Great Britain 9 November 1942 and reclassified HM J-824
  • Reclassified HM BYMS-2024
  • Returned to U.S. custody 23 May 1947; transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission; sold to Italy and named Narciso (DR 414) and struck from the Navy Register
  • Reclassified later as M-5410
  • Struck from the Italian registry 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 dcp
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Narciso (DR 414)
    BYMS-24 49k c. 1953 Robert Hurst
    Narciso (M 5410)
    BYMS-24 72k c. 1958
    Italian Navy photo from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    BYMS-24 117k c. 1965
    Italian Navy photo from the 1966/1967 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-24
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    Association of Minemen
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