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ex-HMS J-1030

BYMS-2230 served the Navies of Great Britain and The Netherlands

Oosterschelde call sign:
Papa - Alpha - November - Charlie

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as YMS-230 by Frank L. Sample, Jr., Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Launched 20 February 1943
  • Completed 6 July 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 7 July 1943 and reclassified HMS J-1030
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2230
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Returned to U.S. custody 1 January 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in February 1947
  • Sold to The Netherlands in March 1947 and named HNMLS Oosterschelde (MV 42)
  • Reclassified M-835
  • Withdrawn from service in 1957, struck from the Navy list and transferred to the Sea Cadets at Gouda, Holland
  • 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 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
    YMS-230 89k c. 1946 Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-230 55k c. April 1946 .
    HNLMS Oosterschelde (M 835)
    YMS-230 76k . Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-155 195k c. 1949
    Terschelling Island harbour
    Moored outboard of Vliestroom (MV 38) and Marsdiep (MV 36)
    Wim Vink
    YMS-155 159k c. 1949
    Terschelling Island harbour
    YMS-230 67k 14 July 1950
    Brest, France
    Haarlem, Netherlands
    YMS-230 73k 14 July 1950
    Dutch Minesweepers at Brest, France
    YMS-230 108k c. 1950
    Generator Room
    Sea Cadet Vessel Oosterschelde
    YMS-230 67k c. 1957 Arie van Mazijk

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