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HMS BYMS-2256
ex-HMS J-1056
ex-YMS-256


BYMS-2256 served only in the Royal Navy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 June 1942 as YMS-256 by the Weaver Shipyard, Orange, TX
  • Launched 28 August 1943
  • Completed 20 December 1943, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HMS J-1056
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2256
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • 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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    Association of Minemen
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