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HM BYMS-2028
ex-HM J-828

BYMS-27 served the Navies of Great Britain and Egypt.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 February 1942 as BYMS-28 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co., Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 27 June 1942
  • Completed 29 October 1942, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HM J-828
  • Reclassified HM BYMS-2028, 30 October 1942
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1947, sold to Egypt and named Darfur
  • Returned to U.S. custody 6 June 1947 (on paper only)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 10 June 1947
  • Renamed Arish in 1949
  • Discarded in 1970.


  • 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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    YMS-141 116k BYMS-2141 (ex-YMS-141) inboard of BYMS-2028
    Photo from "Minesweeper: The Role of the Motor Minesweeper in World War II" by Michael J. Melvin, BEM
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-28
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