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ex-HMS J-841

BYMS-41 served the Navies of Great Britain, Egypt and Algeria.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 October 1942 as BYMS-41 by the Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, NC
  • Launched 15 June 1943
  • Completed 7 October 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HMS J-841, 9 October 1943
  • Reclassified BYMS-2041
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in August 1947; sold to Egypt and named Darfur
  • Returned to U.S. custody 21 October 1947 (on paper only)
  • Transferred by Egypt to Algeria and renamed Sidi Fradj, 6 November 1962
  • Discarded in 1971.


  • 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 tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    BYMS-41 75k Darfur Robert Hurst

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