HMS BYMS 2074 (J 874)
Minesweeper of the YMS class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp. (Whitestone, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||14 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||8 Aug 1942|
|Launched||24 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Jun 1943|
|End service||15 Dec 1943|
Returned to the USN on 15 December 1943 and transferred to Greece as Kassos the same day.
|Former name||BYMS 74|
Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2074 (J 874)
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|1||T/Lt. Idwal Cenric Hughes, RNR||8 Jun 1943||late 1943|
|2||John Albert White, RANVR||1 Oct 1943||15 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving BYMS 2074 include:
8 Oct 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS BYMS 2074 (T/Lt. I.C. Hughes, RNR), HMS BYMS 2190 (T/Lt. J. McDowell, RNVR), HMS BYMS 2191 (???), HMS BYMS 2212 (T/Lt. R.A.L. Viner, DSC, RNVR) and HMS BYMS 2229 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Clark, DSC, RNVR).
For the daily positions of HMS Uproar during this passage see the map below.
- ADM 199/1825
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.