BYMS 2080
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2080.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.


BYMS 2080. Flotilla 163 in 1943, 180 in 1944 and 1945.
Built by: Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, New York, USA.
Laid down:  4 November 1942.
Launched: 31 May 1943.
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 3 Aug 43.
Reclassified: HMS J-880 later HMS BYMS-2080.

Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 136 in 1943.

MOVEMENTS.

3 Aug 43, Completed.
19 Sep 43, New York.
23 Sep 43, Boston.
25 to 27 Sep 43, Halifax.
29 Sep to 11 Oct 43, St John’s. Crossed Atlantic Ocean from Canada to the U.K.
18 Oct 43, Londonderry.
25 and 26 Oct 43, Plymouth.
27 and 28 Oct 43, Portland.
28 Oct 43, Portsmouth.
1 Nov 43, Southend.
9 June 44, Lowestoft.
9 June to 10 July 44, Harwich.
18 July 44, Harwich.
31 July Lowestoft.
31 July to 1 Aug 44 Harwich.
23 Aug 44 Portsmouth.
18 Sep 44, Le Havre. Clearing mines at French ports and along the French coast.
13 Sep to 30 Oct 44 Portsmouth.
4 Nov 44, Ramsgate.
4 to 8 Nov 44 Lowestoft.
8 Nov 44 Humber.
12 Nov 44 Tyne.
12 an 13 Nov 44 Methil.
18 Nov 44 Aberdeen.
22 Feb 45 Aberdeen.
26 Feb to 21 March 44 Lowestoft.
22 March 45 Portsmouth.
27 March 45 Swansea,
15 April 45 Falmouth for S. E. Asia. Detained in Mediterranean.
1946 at Hong Kong.

31 July 46 Returned to United States Navy.

21 July 47. Sold.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
No Officers listed.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
No Officers listed.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945.
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., G. H. Freckingham 14 Feb 45  
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., R. L. Vale 29 Mar 45



















Officers of BYMS 2080 in Londonderry after crossing the Atlantic from  the USA. Left to right: Sub Lieut R H Cragg, RNVR, of Brighton; Lieut P K Martin, RNR, of Hailsham, Sussex; and Sub Lieut F K D Saunders, RNVR, of London.



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