HMS BYMS 2026 (J 826)
Minesweeper of the YMS class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ballard Marine Railway Co. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||11 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||12 Aug 1941|
|Launched||21 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Aug 1942|
Returned to the USN on 1 August 1947.
|Former name||BYMS 26|
Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2026 (J 826)
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|1||T/Lt. Cyril Bewley, RNR||4 Apr 1942||early 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Ralph Stevenson Grieve, RNVR||early 1943||1 Jul 1944|
|3||T/S.Lt. Sidney Harold Waldron, RNVR||1 Jul 1944||1 Apr 1945|
|4||T/A/S.Lt. Harold Edward Robson, RNVR||1 Apr 1945||20 Aug 1945|
|5||T/S.Lt. Sidney Harold Waldron, RNVR||20 Aug 1945||Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving BYMS 2026 include:
19 Jul 1950
Re-named "Calypso" and serving as a Maltese ferry, the former HMS J826 was purchased by French explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and converted into the famous research vessel of the same name. http://www.newsfinder.org/site/more/jacques_yves_cousteaus_calypso/ (1)
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