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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
BYMS-2204 served only in the Royal Navy.
YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:Laid down 2 November 1942 as YMS-204 by the Hiltebrant Dock Co., Kingston, NYLaunched 2 March 1943Completed 14 September 1943, transferred to the Royal Navy and reclassified HMS J-1004Reclassified HMS BYMS-2204Returned to U. S. custody 3 September 1946Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 270 t.Length 136'Beam 24' 6"Draft 8'Speed 15 kts.Complement 32Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, and two depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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