BYMS Flotillas 

BRITISH YARD MINE SWEEPERS FLOTILLA’S

U.K. BRITISH AND EUROPEAN WATERS. (Note, ANCXF is the Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Force, leading up to D-day and beyond. MSF is Mine Sweeping Flotilla.)

150th MSF: BYMS 2001,   2002,   2003,   2004,   2005,   2015,  2016,   2029,  2030,  2059.
Based at: Portsmouth in 1942, Great Yarmouth 1944, Copenhagen 1945, Dover 1946. Under command of Captain of Minesweepers, Wildfire III, Queenborough, November 1944.

157th MSF: BYMS 2034,  2036,   2038,   2039,  2076,   2078,   2141,   2213,   2214,   2221,   2230.
Based at: Great Yarmouth 1943. Under command of Captain of Minesweepers, Wildfire III, Queenborough, November 1944.

59th MSF: 2032, 2052, 2055, 2070, 2071, 2157, 2173, 2211.
Based at Grimsby 1943. ANCXF 1944-45. Dover 1946.

163rd MSF: BYMS 2036,   2040,   2057,   2079,   2080,   2161,   2167,   2194.
Based at: Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth 1943, ANCXF 1944 1945, Dover 1946. Under command of Captain of Minesweepers, Wildfire III, Queenborough, November 1944.

165th MSF: BYMS 2035,   2041,   2058,   2202,   2205,   2206,   2233,  2252.
​Based at: Harwich 1943. Under command of Captain of Minesweepers, Wildfire III, Queenborough, November 1944.

167th MSF: 2047, 2051, 2061, 2069,2155, 2156, 2182, 2210.
Based at: Androssan and Liverpool 1943. ANCFX 1944. Humber 1945. NW Europe 1946.

168th MSF: 2042, 2062, 2063, 2234 2253, 2254, 2279, 2280.
Based at: Portsmouth/ANCXF 1944. East Indies 1945.

169th MSF: 2050, 2064, 2152, 2154, 2255, 2277, 2278, 2284.
Based at: Dover 1944.

170th MSF: BYMS  2044,   2045,  2046  2048,  2049,  2188,   2189,   2256.
​Based at: Allocated to Eastern Fleet 1943. Swansea 1944. Grimsby/Northern Europe 1944. Under command of Captain of Minesweepers, Wildfire III, Queenborough, November 1944.

180th MSF: 2153 (sent to SE Asia 1945)

MEDITERRANEAN.

151st MSF: (part of) 2011, 2012, 2020, 2023. Mediterranean 1943.

152nd MSF: 2013, 2014, 2024, 2028. West Africa/Mediterranean 1943. East Indies 1945. Malaya 1946.

153rd MFS: 2009, 2019, 2022, 2026, 2027, 2037, 2077, 2171, 2172. Mediterranean 1943.

156th MSF: 2031, 2056, 2068, 2072, 2073, 2187, 2190, 2209. Mediterranean 1943.

160th MSF: 2065, 2066, 2067, 2074, 2185, 2186, 2191, 2229. Levant, (Eastern Mediterranean) 1943.

161st MSF: 2148, 2217, 2223. Detained in the Mediterranean on route to the Far East.

162nd MSF: 2033, 2053, 2075, 2174, 2175, 2212, 2240. Levant, (Eastern Mediterranean) 1943.

WEST AFRICA.

154th MSF: 2010, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2025, 2149, 2244, 2261. West Africa 1943.

164th MSF: 2043, 2137, 2142, 2150, 2225, 2246, 2264, 2282. West Africa 1944.

SOUTH EAST ASIA.

151st MSF: (Part of) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

166th MSF: 2060, 2162, 2168, 2181, 2203, 2204, 2232 2236. Eastern Fleet 1943.

WEST INDIES

2257, 2258. Both at Trinidad.