Allied Warships

HMS BYMS 2190 (J 990)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 990 
Built byGreenport Basin and Construction Co. (Greenport, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down22 Aug 1942 
Launched31 Oct 1942 
Commissioned10 May 1943 
End service 
HistoryTransferred to Greece in 1946, renamed Symi.

Former nameUSS YMS 190

Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2190 (J 990)

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1T/Lt. James McDowall, RNVR10 May 1943

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Notable events involving BYMS 2190 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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