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ex-HMS J-1013

BYMS-2213 served the Navies of Great Britain and Germany

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 June 1942 as YMS-213 by Robert Jacobs Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 13 November 1942
  • Completed 17 June 1943, transferred to the Royal Navy and reclassified HMS J-1013
  • Reclassifed HMS BYMS-2213
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947
  • Returned to U.S. custody 14 May 1948; transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission; sold to Germany; converted to an Experimental Research Vessel and named Adolf Bestelmeyer (Y 881)
  • 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, two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    BYMS-2213 79k c. 1968
    M/V Adolf Bestelmeyer.
    Robert Hurst
    YMS-213 126k c. 1968
    M/V Adolf Bestelmeyer
    Photo by Erich Groner from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

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    Association of Minemen
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