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HM BYMS-2079
ex-HM J-879
ex-BYMS-79



BYMS-79 was built for Great Britain

BYMS-1 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 October 1942 as BYMS-79 by Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, NY
  • Launched 22 May 1943
  • Completed 24 July 1943, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified J-879
  • Reclassified BYMS-2079
  • Returned to U.S. custody 8 May 1948; transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 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 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-79 444k J. Grimley
    BYMS-79 45k Conducting sweep operations.
    BYMS-79 83k One of the General Motors 8-268A main engines

    Photos from the collection of Raymond Grimley, Crewmember HM BYMS-2079

    Contributed by J. Grimley

    (If you know the identity of any of these crew members, please send an email with their names)

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