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ex-HMS J-1061

BYMS-2261 served the Navies of Great Britain and Greece.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 9 June 1942 as YMS-261 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 25 September 1942
  • Completed 8 July 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 9 July 1943 and named HMS J-1061
  • Renamed HMS BYMS-2261
  • Laid up in 1945 at Pembroke, Wales
  • Returned to U.S. Navy in 1946, transferred to Greece and renamed Andromeda (P 233)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Struck from the Greek Navy list in 1967
  • 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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    YMS-261 110k c. 1962
    Royal Hellenic Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

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