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ex-HMS J-858

BYMS-58 served the Navies of Great Britain and Greece.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 14 May 1942 as BYMS-58 by Westergard Boat Works, Inc., Biloxi, MS
  • Launched 15 January 1943
  • Completed 10 August 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain and named HMS J-858
  • Renamed HMS BYMS-2058, 12 August 1943
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in August 1947
  • Returned to U.S. custody 1 September 1947 (on paper only)
  • Sold to Greece and named Adiadne (A 231)
  • Struck in 1975
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 chatge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    BYMS-58 69k In foreground steaming with two unidentified BYMS' Joe Radigan
    BYMS-2058 337k c. 1947 Paul Silverstone

    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-58
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