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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
Hollandsdiep call sign:
Papa - Alpha - November - Foxtrot
BYMS-50 served the Navies of Great Britain and The Netherlands.
BYMS-1 Class Motor MinesweeperLaid down 9 May 1942 as BYMS-50 by the Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, FLLaunched 7 September 1942Completed 5 April 1943Transferred to Great Britain 14 April 1943 and named HMS J-850Renamed HMS BYMS-2050Returned to U.S. custody 10 April 1946Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in March 1947; loaned to The Netherlands and named HNLMS Hollandsdiep (MV 36)Reclassified M-833Returned to U.S. custody 27 July 1947 (on paper only) and sold to The NetherlandsStruck from the Naval Register in 1957 and scrapped.
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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|HNLMS Hollandsdiep (MV 36)
||Arie van Mazijk
|HNLMS Hollandsdiep (M 833)
Royal Netherlands Navy photo from the 1956/1957 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-2050
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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