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ex-HMS J-860

BYMS-60 was built for Great Britain.

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 19 May 1942 as BYMS-60 by Westergard Boat Works, Inc., Biloxi, MS
  • Launched 20 February 1943
  • Completed 13 September 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain as HMS J-860, 14 September 1943
  • Renamed HMS BYMS-2060
  • Returned to U.S. custody 3 Septemnber 1946
  • Struck 13 December 1946
  • Destroyed 5 March 1948.


  • 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 projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    There is no DANFS history available for BYMS-2060
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    Association of Minemen
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