History of the (British) Yard Minesweeper
 



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BYMS-2011

Serving as inspection yacht ‘Eureka’ (QM-900) for the Royal Belgian Navy, 1956-1960.

Picture©RoyalBegianNavy

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YMS-425

One of the last YMS’s to serve in the US Navy. Struck from the Naval Register as  MSC(O)-58 USS Siskin on October 1st., 1968.

Picture©RichardLeonhardt

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YMS-422

AMS-15 - USS Osprey launching minesweeping gear in Korean waters, 1952.

Picture©Collier’sMagazine

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YMS-179

Transferred to the Brazilian Navy, August 15th, 1960. Commissioned as M-11 (U-18) ‘Javari’. Scrapped 1970.

Picture©BrazilianNavy

 
 

YMS and BYMS Motor Minesweepers were commissioned by the navies of:

Algeria - Belgium - Brazil - Canada - Egypt - Finland - France - Greece - Italy - Japan -  Madagascar - The Netherlands - Norway - Peru - Poland - Peoples Republic of China - South Korea - South Vietnam - Soviet Union - Taiwan - Thailand - The Philippines - Turkey - United Kingdom - United States - West Germany

 

Serving 26 navies!