British Yard Mine Sweeper 2076.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.
BYMS 2076. Flotilla 157 in 42 and 43, flotilla 165 in 1945.
Built by: Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, New York, USA.
Laid down: 17 August 1942.
Launched: 8 May 1943
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 26 June 1943,
Reclassified: HMS J-876 later HMS BYMS-2076.
Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 157
26 June 43, Completed.
14 Aug 43, New York.
20 and 21 Aug 43, Halifax.
23 to 25 Aug 43 St John’s. Crossed Atlantic Ocean from Canada to the U.K.
6 Sep to 9 Sep 43, Londonderry.
11 and 12 Sep 43 Inverness.
14 Sep 43, Great Yarmouth.
3 Aug 44, Great Yarmouth.
3 Aug 44, Southend.
7 Aug 44 Portsmouth.
8 Sep 44, Dover.
13 Sep 44, Ramsgate.
12 Oct to 1 Nov 44, Great Yarmouth.
2 Nov 44, Sheerness. Preparing to go to the Scheldt. 157th Flotilla BYMS were shelled from shore when they reached Cadzand (Holland) close to the Scheldt estuary mouth. BYMS 2076 was damaged by an acoustic mine ten yards away from her and was towed to safety by 2051.
18 Nov 44, Southend.
November, detonated a mine and was out of action for two and a half months.
22 Feb 45, Great Yarmouth.
4 March 45, Sheerness.
9 May 45, Ostend. Clearing mines from Dutch and German ports to allow ships carrying humanitarian aid, for people close to starvation, to discharge their cargoes.
21 May to 20 June 45, Great Yarmouth.
20 June 45, Harwich.
16 Aug 45, Ostend.
16 Aug 45, Harwich.
1946, At Sheerness. Laid up at Queenborough Pier, Wildfire III, Queenborough after WW2 waiting to be returned to the United States Navy or sold.
May 1947, Sold to Greece.
Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Temp. Lieutenant Commander C. Delmar-Morgan.
OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944,
Temp. Lieut.-Com. R. N. V. R., C. Delmar-Morgan, DSC (act) 27 June 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut, R. N. V. R., A. M. Roper 27 June 43.
OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945.
Temp. Lieut.-Com. R. N. V. R., C. Delmar-Morgan, DSC (act) In Command 27 June 43
Temp. Lieut, R. N. V. R., A. M. Roper 27 June 43
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut., R. N. V. R. L. P. Wyatt, 30 July 44.
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