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HMS Truelove (J 303)
ex-AM-338


AM-338 was built for Great Britain.

Algerine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 January 1943 as AM-338 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943)
  • Launched 8 July 1943
  • U.S. Navy contract canceled 20 December 1943
  • Contract taken over by Royal Navy and completed 3 April 1944 as HMS Truelove (J 303)
  • Reclassified M-303
  • Scrapped at Blyth, England in December 1957.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 850 t.
  • Length 225'
  • Beam 35' 6"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 85
  • Armament: One 4" mount and eight 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: One verticle triple expansion, reciprocating steam engine, two shafts.
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    HMS Truelove (J 303)
    AM-338 106k c. April 1947
    Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta
    HMS Truelove (J 303) with a 'County' class heavy cruiser in the background tied up to mooring buoy
    Robert Hurst
    HMS Truelove (M 303)
    AM-338 63k Photo from Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection Ministry of Defense Foxhill Collections of Ship's Photographs, Photo No. IWM (FL 20255) Mike Green

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    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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