1 July 43 Charleston.
10 July 43 Boston.
12 to 26 July 43 Halifax.
28 July 43 to 12 Jan 44 St John’s

25 Feb 44, Halifax. Crossed the Atlantic from Canada to the Azores Islands and on the Great Britain.
3 to 6 March 1944. Horta in the Azores.
13 March 1944 Foulmouth.
14 to 24 April 1944 Swansea.

25 March 1944. Plymouth.

​8 May to 19 May 1944. Liverpool.

21 April 1944. Portland. During this time, 6th June to 29th  September 1944, the the 2050 would have been sweeping off the D-day beaches.

13 June 1944. Portsmouth.

13 to 25 June 1944. Portland.

8 to 12 July 1944. Portland.

11 August to 29 September 1944  Portland.

2 October 1944. BYMS 2050 with BYMS 2255 were the first minesweepers to sweep the breakwater at Calais.

​17 December 1944. Great Yarmouth.

24 April 1945, Dover.

25 April to 20 June 1945. Ostend.


BYMS 2050
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2050.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.


BYMS 2050, Flotilla170 in 1943, 170 and 169 in 1944 and 1945.

Built by:Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Laid down:  9 May 1942
Launched:  7 September 1942
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 5 April 43.

Transferred to Great Britain: 14 April 1943 ​
Reclassified: HMS J-850 later BYMS-2050.
Returned to US custoy 10 April 1946 loaned to The Netherlands and named HNLMS Hollandsdiep (MV 36)
Struck from the Naval Register in 1957 and scrapped.

MOVEMENTS

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
Temp. Skipper Lieut., R.N.R., J. R. Flaxman,DSC (In Command) Oct 43
Temp. Skipper R.N.R., A. MacLeod,  Oct 43​'

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945.

Temp. Skipper Lieut., R.N.R., J. R. Flaxman,DSC (In Command) Oct 43
Temp. Skipper R.N.R., A. MacLeod,  Oct 43​'

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