BYMS 2034
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2034.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.


BYMS 2034. Flotilla 157 in 1943 and 1944, 150 in 1945 and 1946.
Built by: The American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Laid down:  22 June 1942.
Launched: 11 March 1943.
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 29 June 1943.
Reclassified: HMS J-834 later HMS BYMS-2034.

Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 150 in 1945.

BYMS 2034 sweeping the Scheldt.

A  British minesweeper, firing at a floating mine during the clearing of the Scheldt Channel into the port of Antwerp.

MOVEMENTS.

29 June 1943 Completed.
6 Sep 43 Charleston
9 Sep 43 Boston
12 to 17 Sep 43 Halifax
21 to 25 Sep 43 St John’s. Crossed Atlantic Ocean from Canada to the U.K.
2 to 6 Oct 43 Londonderry
8 Oct 43 Plymouth
12 Oct 43 Southend
12 Oct 43 Great Yarmouth
3 Aug 44 Great Yarmouth
3 Aug to 5 Aug 44 Southend
16 Aug to 10 Sep 44 Portland
10 Sep 44 Needles
11 Sep 44 Southend.
20 Sep 44, Great Yarmouth.
7 Nov 44 Sheerness.
In November 1944, BYMS 2034 helped in clearing the Scheldt of mines, the most crucial minesweeping event of WW2.
14 Dec 44 Sheerness
14/15 Dec 44 Harwich
15 Dec 44 to 5 Jan 45 Great Yarmouth.
4 March 45 Sheerness
4 March to 9 March 45 Ostend
11 May to 10 June 45 Great Yarmouth.
20 June 45 Southend
20 June 45 Humber
28/29 June, Kiel and Copenhagen. 8 May 1945 was Victory in Europe day but the mines in Dutch and German ports still needed clearing.
1 Sep 47 sold to Greece.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1943,
Not on Navy List.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. J. F. Foggitt (act) 29 June 43 (In Command)
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. C. D. Bishop-Laggett (act) 29 June 43

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945,
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. J. F. Foggitt (act) 29 June 43 (In Command)
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., C. D. Bishop-Laggett (act) 29 June 43.
Temp. Sub-Lieut, R. N. V. R., S. A. Reichert 30 July 44
 

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