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ANEMONE minesweepers (1942 - 1943 / 1947)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Anemone (ex-BYMS2009, ex-BYMS9) DR409, 1953- M5400   Associated SB, Seattle, USA 9.1941 17.3.1942 9.1942 // 1947 discarded 1966
Azalea (ex-BYMS2142, ex-BYMS142, ex-YMS142) DR401, 1953- M5401   Astoria Marine, USA 4/1943 16.8.1943 9.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967
Begonia (ex-BYMS2073, ex-BYMS73) D402, 1953- M5402   Wheeler SB, Whitestone, USA 7.1942 14.4.1943 5.1943 // 1947 Customs Service TS Maresciallo Aldo Oltramonti 5.1966
Biancospino (ex-BYMS2012, ex-BYMS12) DR410, 1953- M5403   Associated SB, Seattle, USA 3.1942 27.5.1942 10.1942 // 1947 discarded 1966
Dalia (ex-BYMS2141, ex-BYMS141, ex-YMS141) DR403, 1953- M5404   Astoria Marine, USA 3/1943 19.7.1943 8.1943 // 1947 Customs Service TS Avallone 5.1966
Fiordaliso (ex-BYMS2277, ex-BYMS277, ex-YMS277) DR411, 1953- M5405   Martinac SB, Tacoma, USA 2/1943 19.6.1943 10.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967
Gardenia (ex-BYMS2150, ex-BYMS150, ex-YMS150) DR404, 1953- M5406   Western Boatbuilding, San Diego, USA 12/1942 5.4.1943 8.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967
Geranio (ex-BYMS2014, ex-BYMS14) DR412, 1953- M5407   Associated SB, Seattle, USA 5.1942 11.8.1942 11.1942 // 1947 discarded 1966
Magnolia (ex-BYMS2206, 2x-BYMS206, ex-YMS206) DR405, 1953- M5408   Hiltebrant Dry Dock, Kingston, USA 12/1942 29.4.1943 10.1943 // 1947 discarded 1968
Mughetto (ex-BYMS2023, ex-BYMS23) DR413, 1953- M5409   Seattle SB, USA 3.1942 23.5.1942 10.1942 // 1947 discarded 1966
Narciso (ex-BYMS2024, ex-BYMS24) DR414, 1953- M5410   Seattle SB, USA 3.1942 27.6.1942 11.1942 // 1947 discarded 1966
Oleandro (ex-BYMS2027, ex-BYMS27) DR415, 1953- M5411   Ballard Marine Railway, Seattle, USA 10.1941 23.5.1942 9.1942 // 1947 discarded 1966
Orchidea (ex-BYMS2037, ex-BYMS37) DR406, 1953- M5412   Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, USA 5.1942 7.9.1942 3.1943 // 1947 discarded 1966
Primula (ex-BYMS2278, ex-BYMS278, ex-YMS278) DR407, 1953- M5413   Martinac SB, Tacoma, USA 3/1943 17.7.1943 11.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967
Tulipano (ex-BYMS2194, ex-BYMS194, ex-YMS194) DR416, 1953- M5414   Greenport Basin, Long Island, USA 11/1942 30.1.1943 7.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967
Verbena (ex-BYMS2280, ex-BYMS280, ex-YMMS280) DR408, 1953- M5415   Henry C. Grebe & Co, Chicago, USA 1/1943 12.8.1943 10.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967
Gladiolo (ex-BYMS2042, ex-BYMS42) DR417, 1953- M5416   Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, USA 10.1942 26.6.1943 11.1943 // 1947 discarded 1967


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

BYMS2001 - 2080: 207

others: 215

Displacement full, tcirca 250
Length, m41.5
Breadth, m7.47
Draught, m2.36 deep load
No of shafts2
Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.800
Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, mechanical, acoustic and magnetic minesweeping gear

Electronic equipmentSL or SU radar
Complement60


Standard scale images


<i>Anemone</i> 1950
Anemone 1950
<i>Azalea </i>1950
Azalea 1950


Project history

Lend-lease ex-British US-built motor minesweepers with wooden hulls, can sweep magnetic and acoustic mines. YMS class minesweepers were sectioned into three practically identical sub-classes, the basic difference between which consisted in number of funnels: on YMS1-134 they were two, on YMS135-445 and 481 one, and on remaining the funnel in general was absent. Britain additionally received 80 minesweepers (BYMS1-80), built specially for RN. In 1947 16 ships were transferred to Italy under MDAP.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.