Allied Warships

HMS Postillion (J 296)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 296 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byToronto Shipbuilding Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down17 Nov 1942 
Launched18 Mar 1943 
Commissioned25 Nov 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to the United States Navy in December 1946.

 
Former nameAM 335

Commands listed for HMS Postillion (J 296)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Crosskill Mackintosh, RCNVR25 Nov 194323 Feb 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. John Samuel Gordon-Christian, DSC, RNR23 Feb 19441 Dec 1944
3A/Lt.Cdr. William Eric Halbert, DSC, RNR1 Dec 1944Nov 1945

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