Allied Warships

HMS BYMS 2028 (J 828)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 828 
Built byBallard Marine Railway Co. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered11 Jun 1941 
Laid down24 Feb 1942 
Launched27 Jun 1942 
Commissioned30 Oct 1942 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 6 June 1947.

Former nameBYMS 28

Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2028 (J 828)

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1Skr. John Richard Clark, RNR11 Jun 19422 Dec 1944
2T/A/Ch.Skr. (T/A/Skr.Lt.) William Stanley Dosdale, RNR2 Dec 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving BYMS 2028 include:

26 Sep 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 21th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Corsica and the Gulf of Genoa.

Passage through the Sicilian war channel was made together with HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR).

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (1)

8 Oct 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS BYMS 2074 (T/Lt. I.C. Hughes, RNR), HMS BYMS 2190 (T/Lt. J. McDowell, RNVR), HMS BYMS 2191 (???), HMS BYMS 2212 (T/Lt. R.A.L. Viner, DSC, RNVR) and HMS BYMS 2229 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Clark, DSC, RNVR).

For the daily positions of HMS Uproar during this passage see the map below.


22 Nov 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) departed Bizerta for passage to Malta. She made the passage together with HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR). (3)


  1. ADM 199/1822
  2. ADM 199/1825
  3. ADM 199/1818

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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