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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
BYMS-37 served the Navies of Great Britain and Italy.
BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:Laid down 5 May 1942 as BYMS-37 by the Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, NCLaunched 7 September 1942Completed 14 March 1943Transferred to Great Britain as J-837, 15 March 1943Reclassified BYMS-2037Returned to U.S. custody 23 May 1947, transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission sold to Italy and named Orchidea (DR 406)Reclassified M-5412Struck from the Navy Register 10 June 1947Fate unknown.
Displacement 270 t.
Beam 24' 6"
Speed 15 kts.
Armament: One 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, and two dcp
Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-37.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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