Allied Warships

HMS BYMS 2061 (J 861)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 861 
Built byWestergard Boat Works Inc. (Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Mar 1942 
Laid down7 Dec 1942 
Launched8 May 1943 
Commissioned30 Sep 1943 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 3 September 1946.

Former nameBYMS 61

Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2061 (J 861)

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1T/Lt. Eric Tolson Garside, RNVR1 Oct 19437 Feb 1944
2T/Lt. Stanley Samuel Mitchell, RNR7 Feb 194416 Jun 1944
3T/S.Lt. Barrie Clayton, RNVR16 Jun 194419 Dec 1944
4T/Lt. Charles Cox Vacher, RNVR19 Dec 1944

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