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Trawler/Drifter Minesweepers. MMS, Motor Mine Sweepers. BYMS, British Yard Mine Sweepers.
HMS WILDFIRE III, Shore Base, Queenborough. HMS WILDFIRE Shore Base, Sheerness.
Dieppe. Fortress Sheppey. Montgomery. Channel Dash. Amy Johnson. Thames Boom. A Bad day in December.
British Yard Mine Sweeper 2230.
Nore Command, World War Two 1939 to 1945.
BYMS 2230, Flotilla, 157 in 43 and 44, 167 in 45.
Built by: Frank L. Sample, Jr., Boothbay Harbour, Maine, USA.
Laid down: 7 September 1942.
Launched: 20 February 1943.
Completed and transferred to Royal Navy: 7 July 1943.
Reclassified: HMS J-1030 later HMS BYMS-2230.
Assigned to the Nore Command, Flotilla 157.
BYMS 2230 in 1946.
7 July 43, Completed.
29 Aug 43, New York.
2 and 3 Sep 43 Halifax.
5 to 10 Sep 43, St John’s. Crossed Atlantic Ocean from Canada to the U.K.
17 to 20 Sep 43 Londonderry.
21 Sep 43 Fort William.
22 Sep 43, Inverness.
25 and 26 Sep 43 Humber.
25 April 44, Great Yarmouth.
3 Aug 44, Great Yarmouth.
3 Aug 44, Southend.
8 Aug 44 Needles.
3 Aug 44, Cherbourg. Clearing mines from Cherbourg, France after American forces had captured it.
13 Aug 44, Needles
7 Sep 44, Portsmouth.
8 Sep 44 Dover.
13 Sep 44, Ramsgate.
2 Nov 44, Sheerness, Preparing to go to the Scheldt. Helped in clearing the Scheldt of mines, the most crucial minesweeping event of WW2. Part of 157th Flotilla which was shelled from shore when they reached Cadzand (Holland) close to the Scheldt estuary mouth.
18 Nov 44 Southend.
18 Nov 44, Great Yarmouth.
3 Jan 45 Great Yarmouth.
4 March 45, Sheerness.
4 March 45 Ostend.
24 April 45, Great Yarmouth, (TIH)
9 May 45, Ostend. The winter of 1944–1945 was very harsh for the people of Holland. Food was cut off by the Germans and 18,000 people starved to death. Relief came at the beginning of May 1945 when minesweepers cleared Dutch ports of mines an ships carrying humanitarian aid arrived.
21 June 45 Pst. ?
1 Jan 47, Returned to USA.
Feb 47, sold to Holland.
OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, June 1944.
Temp. Sub-Lieut, R. N. V. R., D. J. Cansdale 15 Nov 43.
OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST, July 1945.
Temp. Sub-Lieut, R. N. V. R., D. J. Cansdale 15 Nov 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut, R. N. V. R., A. R. Oxley 30 March 45.
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