Allied Warships

HMS BYMS 2074 (J 874)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 874 
Built byWheeler Shipbuilding Corp. (Whitestone, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Mar 1942 
Laid down8 Aug 1942 
Launched24 Apr 1943 
Commissioned8 Jun 1943 
End service15 Dec 1943 

Returned to the USN on 15 December 1943 and transferred to Greece as Kassos the same day.

Former nameBYMS 74

Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2074 (J 874)

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1T/Lt. Idwal Cenric Hughes, RNR8 Jun 1943late 1943
2John Albert White, RANVR1 Oct 194315 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.



  1. ADM 199/1825

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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