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HMS Postillion (J 296)

AM-335 served the Navies of Great Britain and Greece

Algerine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 November 1942 as AM-335 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943
  • Launched 18 March 1943
  • Completed 25 November 1943, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Postillion (J 296)
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in December 1946
  • Transferred in February 1948 to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold to Greece in 1947 and renamed Machitis (M 58)
  • Struck from the Navy list in 1976
  • 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.
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