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The Americans classed these vessels as Y.M.S. or yard Minesweepers and prefixed the letter “B” for British, they became B.Y.M.S. Between 1942 and late 1943, 150 of these vessels where transferred to British service. All units were of wooden construction, and were fitted for all types of minesweeping. These vessels were well armed for there size, carrying a 3” gun forward, and two 20mm guns amidships.

Scale 1/48th

Beam 6.5” (17cm)

Length  34” (86cm)

The Hull for this model is moulded in white GRP, and come with the usual Sirmar markings of shaft outlet, rudder and bilge keel positions moulded onto the hull to aid construction.

Hull Price  BYM/HL £70.00

Fittings Pack 1

Quantity

3” Gun

1

Anchor Winch

1

Anchors

2

Anchor Chain Stoppers

2

Anchor Crane

1

Ammunition Davit

1

Ammunition Hatch

1

Bridge Compass

1

Code BYM/1

£35.88

Fittings Pack 3

Quantity

20mm Guns

2

Bollards

8

Short Vertical ladders

2

Cargo Hooks

2

Small Open Fairleads

2

Station Lights

4

Klaxon

1

Ships Bell

1

Chart Table

1

Signal lamps

2

Sweep Winch

1

Medium Sweep Deck Davits

2

Large Sweep Deck Davits

2

Code BYM/3

£41.90

Fittings Pack 4

Quantity

LL Sweep Reel and Base

1

LL Sweep Reel Control

1

Standard Mast Lights

4

Nav Lights

2

Voice Pipe Tops

67

Alarm Bells

2

Midship Davits

2

45 Degree Ladders

5

Flood Lights

2

Wooden Doors with Port

7

Dinghy

1

Code BYM/4

£41.10

Plans are available from Marine Modelling Plans service.

Fittings Pack 2

Quantity

Closed Fairleads

8

Funnel

1

Porthole Set

1

Acoustic Hammer Box

1

Stern Fairlead

1

Life rafts

2

Cordage Reels

1

Life Rings

2

Minesweeping Kites

2

BYM/2

£29.10

Fittings Pack 5

Quantity

Locker  and Hatch Set

1

Large Engine Room Vents

3

Sweep Floats

3

Code BYM/5

£25.68

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