Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

HMS Persian (J 347)

AM-334 was built for Great Britain.

Algerine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 October 1942 as AM-334 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943)
  • Launched 12 February 1943
  • Completed 12 November 1943, transferred to Great Britain and commissioned HMS Persian (J 347)
  • Returned to U.S. custody in December 1946
  • Transferred in February 1948 to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    AM-334 57k . .
    AM-334 63k 31 March 1944
    Greenock, Scotland
    Photo from Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Beadell, S.J. (Lt), Photo IWM A 22676 and IWM A 22677
    Mike Green
    AM-334 75k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Alec Ecclestone, RN21 January 1944 - 4 September 1944
    02LCDR John Lovis Woollcombe, RN4 September 1944 - 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    View the AM-334
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Minesweeper (AM) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History