BYMS 2030
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2030.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.


BYMS 2030. Flotilla 150

Built by: Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, North Carolina, USA.
Laid down:  11 August 1941.
Launched: 12 March 1942.
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 29 July 1943.
Reclassified: HMS J-830 later HMS BYMS-2030.

Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 150

BYMS 2030.

29 July 1942, Completed.
No records yet found for movements between 29 July 42 and 6 June 44.
Took part in the D-day landings, Gold Beach.

June 6th, D-Day BYMS 20 was sweeping off Gold Beach.

D Day, 6 June 44.  BYMS (British Yard Mine Sweepers) Nore Command Flotillas 150 and 165 were given the task of sweeping the inshore areas off the D-day landing beaches, especially the boat lanes between the transport areas and the beaches.  Closer to the D-day beaches than any other warships apart for the Landing craft, the BYMS supported the landing troops with gun fire.

8 Oct 44, Mined. 
​Sunk by mine 8 October 1944 off Le Havre, France at 49° 27' N., 00° 02' W. Close to the D-day beaches which she swept.
Distinguished Service Cross awarded toSkipper Lieutenant S. H. Duffield.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1943,
Skipper Lieut, R. N. R., S. H. Duffield, DSC (act). 7 Apr 42.
Temp. Skipper, R. N. R., A. Baxter, 16 May 42.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944
Skipper Lieut, R. N. R., S. H. Duffield, DSC (act). 7 Apr 42.
Temp.  Skipper C. Harding, 20 May 44

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