BYMS 2049
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2049.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.

BYMS 2049, Flotilla 170 in 1943, 170 and 169 in 1944 (known to be in 170 in June 44) 169 in 1945.
Built by: Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Laid down:  9 May 1942
Launched:  1 September 1942
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 7 April 43,
Reclassified: HMS J-849 later BYMS-2049.

Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 170 in 43.

MOVEMENTS
7 April 43, completed.
1 July 43 Charleston.
10 July 43 Boston.
12 to 26 July 43 Halifax.
28 July 43 to 12 Jan 44 St John’s
9 May 44 Halifax. Crossed the Atlantic from Canada to the Azores Islands and on the Great Britain.
18 and 19 May 44 the Azores.
25 May 44 Londonderry.
3 Dec 44 Calais
27 April 44 Calais.
27 April 44 Dover.

1946 at Sheerness.

1947 at Falmouth.

May 48 Returned to United States Navy and sold to Finland.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1943,
Temp. Lieut., R.N.R., G. O. Macdonald, (In Command.) 4 Sept 42
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., L. A. Reeve 16 Oct 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., E. P. Hope-Smith 19 Oct 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. Moore, 8 April 43.
​Coxswain John Hope (known as Jack)

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., L. A. Reeve, (In Command.)  16 Oct 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. G. Rennie, 21 Oct 43.
Coxswain John Hope (known as Jack)

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., L. A. Reeve, (In Command.)  16 Oct 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. G. Rennie, 21 Oct 43.
​Coxswain John Hope (known as Jack)


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