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HMS BYMS-2255
ex-HMS J-1055
ex-YMS-255


BYMS-2255 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 May 1942 as YMS-255 by Weaver Shipyard, Orange, TX
  • Launched, 22 May 1943
  • Completed, 29 November 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 30 November 1943 as HMS J-1055
  • Renamed HMS BYMS-2255
  • Sunk by a mine off Boulogne, France 5 October 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 December 1944.

    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 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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