HMS BYMS 2028 (J 828)
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||24 Feb 1942|
|Launched||27 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Oct 1942|
Returned to the USN on 6 June 1947.
|Former name||BYMS 28|
Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2028 (J 828)
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|1||Skr. John Richard Clark, RNR||11 Jun 1942||2 Dec 1944|
|2||T/A/Ch.Skr. (T/A/Skr.Lt.) William Stanley Dosdale, RNR||2 Dec 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving BYMS 2028 include:
15 Sep 1943
ORP Dzik (Kpt.mar. (Lt.Cdr.) B.S. Romanowski) departed Malta for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Bastia, Cosica.
She made the passage through the Tunisian War Channel together with HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) and HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR). (1)
26 Sep 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 21th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Corsica and the Gulf of Genoa.
No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (2)
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.
22 Nov 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) departed Bizerta for passage to Malta. She made the passage together with HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR). (4)
- ADM 199/1853
- ADM 199/1822
- ADM 199/1825
- ADM 199/1818
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.