BYMS 2015
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2015.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.

BYMS 2015. Flotilla 150 in 1942, 1943, 1944. (Flotilla 181 in 1945)

 Built by: Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbour, Michigan (Lake Michigan) USA.
Laid down:  17 July 1941.
Launched:  25 March 1942.
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 21 July 1942.
Reclassified: HMS J-815 later HMS BYMS-2015.

Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 150.

Took part in the D-day landings, Gold Beach.

MOVEMENTS.

21 July 42, Completed.
5 Nov 42, New York.
7th to 10th Nov 42, Halifax.
26 Nov 42, St John’s.
15 Jan 43, St John’s.
17 and 18 Jan 43, Halifax
2 Jan 43 to 18 Feb 43. Boston
21 Feb to 8 March 43, Halifax
13 March to 25 March 43 St John’s. Crossed Atlantic Ocean from Canada to the U.K.
2 April to 10 April 43 Londonderry
11 April 43, Milford Haven
1 July 43 Portsmouth
1 Oct 43 Portsmouth
13 March 44, Portsmouth.
June 6th, D-Day BYMS 2015 was sweeping off Gold Beach.
During the period from the 4 June 1944 (the day before D-day) to the end of July 1944 BYMS would have cleared pathways through the minefields to the Normandy Beachheads, cleared mines ahead of the Invasion Convoys, cleared mines from the ship assembly and disembarkation areas almost right up to the beaches, widened the cleared pathways and continuously swept for newly laid mines.
3 July 44 Portsmouth
17 July 44, Portsmouth
31 July 44, Portsmouth
25 Aug 44, Portsmouth.
31 Aug 44 Portsmouth.
8 Sep 44, Newhaven.
11 Sep 44, Portsmouth.
11 Sep 44, Dieppe. As the army advance overland taking the ports, the minesweepers cleared the mines from them.
25 Sep 44, Portsmouth.
4 Oct 44, Portsmouth.
15 Oct 44, Captain of Minesweepers.
16 Oct to 9 Nov 44, Portsmouth.
23 Nov 44, Southend.
25 Dec 44, Great Yarmouth.
23 April 45, Great Yarmouth.
23 and 25 April 45, Humber.
25 to 27 April 45, Methil
30 April 45, Methil
30 April to 6 Aug 45, Peterhead.
20 Aug 45, Aberdeen.
3 Sep 46, returned to US Navy.
21 Oct 47, sold.

Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Temp. Lieutenant Commander, N. B. Lewis,

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1943,
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. S. W. Hills, 20 April 42.
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R. N. V. R., D. Stather 21, Apr 42.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. S. W. Hills, 20 April 42.
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R. N. V. R., D. Stather 21, Apr 42.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945,
Temp. Lieut.-Com, R.N.V.R., N. B. Lewis, DSC. (Act) In Command 21 June 45
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R. N. V. R., D. Stather 21, Apr 42

Crew of BYMS 2015


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