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ex-HMS J-829

BYMS-29 served the Royal Navy and Greek Customs

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 August 1941 as BYMS-29 by Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, NC
  • Launched 17 January 1942
  • Completed 8 June 1942, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS J-829
  • Renamed HMS BYMS-2029
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • Returned to U.S. custody 12 February 1948 and sold to Greek Customs as a 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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    BYMS-29 133k Imperial War Museum HU 1317 Paul Silverstone

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