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HMS BYMS-2252
ex-HMS J-1052
ex-YMS-252


YMS-252 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 May 1942 as YMS-252 by the Weaver Shipyard, Orange, TX
  • Launched 24 June 1943
  • Completed 29 September 1943, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HMS J-1052
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2252
  • Transferred to Greece 1946 and named Thalia
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947
  • Struck from the Greek Navy list in 1967
  • Sold to Nashar Saudi Lines of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 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 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-252 28k 24 June 1943
    Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX
    Courtesy of Dr. Howard C. Williams
    Texana and Orange County Historian
    Curry Garvin

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-252
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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