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ex-HMS J-1046

BYMS-2246 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 November 1942 as YMS-246 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 11 March 1943
  • Completed 26 August 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 27 August 1943 and resclssified HMS J-1046
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2246
  • Returned to U.S. custody 31 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in December 1947
  • 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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