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ex-HMS J-1054

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - November - Delta

BYMS-2254 served the Navies of Great Britain and The Netherlands.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 May 1942 as YMS-254 by the Weaver Shipyard, Orange, TX
  • Launched 31 January 1943
  • Completed 11 November 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 12 November 1943 and reclassified HMS J-1054
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2254
  • Returned to U.S. custody 1 January 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in February 1947, sold to The Netherlands and named HNLMS Deurloo (MV 32)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 September 1947
  • Reclassified as a minesweeper M-832
  • Reclassified as a Diving Vessel A-921 in 1957
  • Struck from the Dutch Navy list in 1962
  • 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
    HNLMS Deurloo (MV 32)
    YMS-210 212k Deurloo underway with Borndiep (MV 34) in the foreground Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-155 98k Den Helder, Holland
    Moored inboard of Vleistroom (MV 38)
    HNLMS Deurloo (M 832)
    YMS-254 56k Moored inboard of Texelstrom (M 836) Arie van Mazijk
    YMS-254 30k .

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    Association of Minemen
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