BYMS 2045
British Yard Mine Sweeper 20345
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.

BYMS 2045, Flotilla 170/152 in 1943, 170/180 in 1944 (known to be in 170 in June 44) 180 in 1945.
Built by: Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Laid down:  10 April 1942.
Launched: 4 July 1942
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 14 Jan 43,
Reclassified:  HMS J-845, later HMS BYMS-2045
Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 170 in 1943.
MOVEMENTS.
14 Jan 43, Completed.
2 to 6 May 43 Trinidad.
15 May to 5 June 43 Belem. Crossed the Atlantic from South America to West Africa.
13 June 43 Takoradi, Ghana.
13 Oct 43 Lagos.
13 Jan to 23 April 44 Takoradi, Ghana.
29 April to 10 May 44 Freetown.
12 to 14 May 44, Dakar.
21 Mat 44 Casablanca.
23 May to 9 June 44 Gibraltar
20 and 21 June 44 Londonderry.
(No date) Cardiff.
28 Aug 44 Bristol.
11 Oct 44 Avonmouth.
13 Oct 44 Cardiff.
13 Oct 44, Swansea, for S. E. Asia, detained in the Mediterranean.

1946 at Hong Kong.

13 July 46 returned to United States Navy.

21 Oct 47, sold.

Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Skipper Lieutenant  H. Crowe.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1943,
Skipper Lieut. R.N.R., H. Crowe, DSC (act) 9 July 42
Temp Skipper R.N.R., E. M. Charlton 17 Aug 42
Temp Skipper R.N.R., W. T. R. Holland 17 Aug 42.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
Skipper Lieut. R.N.R., H. Crowe, DSC (act) 9 July 42
Temp Skipper R.N.R., E. M. Charlton 17 Aug 42
Temp Skipper R.N.R., W. T. R. Holland 17 Aug 42.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945.
Temp Skipper Lieut. R.N.R., J. C. Hodge (act) (In Command) 28 Dec 44
Skipper R.N.R. J. C Huntley 28 Dec 44.
Skipper R. J. Salter 28 Dec 44

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