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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


BYMS-2051 was built for Great Britain.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 4 July 1942 as BYMS-51 by the Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 18 September 1942
  • Completed 15 April 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain as J-851, 5 May 1943
  • Renamed BYMS-2051
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in August 1947
  • Returned to U.S. custody 1 September 1947 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications: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, and two dcp
    Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and KNobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    BYMS-51 86k c. April 1946 .

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-2051
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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