Allied Warships

HMS BYMS 2229 (J 1029)

Minesweeper of the YMS class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 1029 
Built byFrank L. Sample, Jr. (Boothbay Harbor, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down7 Sep 1942 
Launched11 Jan 1943 
Commissioned5 Jun 1943 
End service15 Dec 1943 

Returned to the USN on 15 December 1943 and transferred to Greece the same day as Patmos.

Former nameUSS YMS 229

Commands listed for HMS BYMS 2229 (J 1029)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Henry Clark, DSC, RNVR11 Sep 194315 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving BYMS 2229 include:

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.



  1. ADM 199/1825

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

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