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HMS BYMS-2277
ex-HMS J-1077
ex-YMS-277


BYMS-2277 served the Navies of Great Britain and Italy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 February 1943 as YMS-277 by the J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 19 June 1943
  • Completed 18 October 1943, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HMS J-1077
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2277
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1947 and transferred to Italy as Fiordaliso
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in November 1947
  • Struck from the Italian Navy list in 1966
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    BYMS-3 127k 15 July 1947
    Silver Cigarette Case
    Tommy Trampp
    BYMS-3 125k

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