Allied Warships

HMS Friendship (J 398)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

HMS Friendship at Singapore after the war.
Photograph with thanks to John and Louise Marentette.

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 398 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byToronto Shipbuilding Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down22 Apr 1942 
Launched24 Oct 1942 
Commissioned15 Sep 1943 
End service 

Returned to the United States Navy in January 1947.

Former nameAM 329

Commands listed for HMS Friendship (J 398)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) Edwin Tom Durrant, RNR15 Sep 194313 Sep 1944
2Cdr. John Curthoys Richards, RN13 Sep 194429 Nov 1944
3Cdr. Duncan Lachlan Johnston, RN29 Nov 1944Feb 1946

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