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ex-HMS J-1053

BYMS-2253 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 May 1942 as YMS-253 by the Weaver Shipyard, Orange, TX
  • Launched 3 July 1943
  • Completed 21 October 1943, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HMS J-1053
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2253
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1948
  • 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
    BYMS-2253 56k BYMS-2253. Original photo: Andy Quick
    Replacement photo: Robert J. Barnes
    BYMS-2253 98k c. 1944/1945
    Singaller Barnes
    Robert J. Barnes

    There is no DANFS history currently available for BYMS-2253
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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