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HMS Friendship (J 398)
ex-AM-329


AM-329 was built for Great Britain.

Algerine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 April 1942 as AM-329 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943
  • Launched 24 October 1942
  • Completed 15 September 1943, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Friendship (J 398)
  • Returned to U.S. custody in January 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in November 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 850 t.
  • Length 225'
  • Beam 35' 6"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 85
  • Armament: One 4" mount, four 40mm mounts, four 20mm mounts, and eight twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Admiralty boilers, two 6,000shp verticle triple expansion, reciprocating steam engine, two shafts.
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