Canadian minesweeper HMCS Fort Frances (J396) at sea in 1944.

The Algerine-class was a class of minesweepers of the Royal Navy and the Commonwealth. 123 ships of the class were launched between 1942 and 1944 and served in World War II.

After the war, a number continued in service as patrol boats, survey ships, and training ships. Some were sold to other navies or into merchant service. At least one - HMS Pickle was still engaged in minesweeping duties in British waters as late as 1954. At least one Algerine is still in service with the Royal Thai Navy: HTMS Phosampton (ex-HMS Minstrel).

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

Royal Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMS Albacore (J101)
  • HMS Acute (J106)
  • HMS Alarm (J140)
  • HMS Algerine (J213)
  • HMS Circe (J214)
  • HMS Vestal (J215)
  • HMS Espiegle (J216)
  • HMS Loyalty (J217)
  • HMS Rattler (J218)
  • HMS Rosario (J219)
  • HMS Onyx (J221)
  • HMS Ready (J223)
  • HMS Fantome (J224)
  • HMS Rinaldo (J225)
  • HMS Spanker (J226)
  • HMS Mutine (J227)
  • HMS Cockatrice (J229)
  • HMS Cadmus (J230)
  • HMS Bramble (J273)
  • HMS Larne (J274)
  • HMS Hydra (J275)
  • HMS Lennox (J276)
  • HMS Orestes (J277)
  • HMS Antares (J282)
  • HMS Arcturus (J283)
  • HMS Aries (J284)
  • HMS Clinton (J286)
  • HMS Gozo (J287)
  • HMS Lightfoot (J288)
  • HMS Melita (J289)
  • HMS Octavia (J290)
  • HMS Pelorus (J291)
  • HMS Pickle (J293)
  • HMS Pincher (J294)
  • HMS Plucky (J295)
  • HMS Postillion (J296)
  • HMS Rattlesnake (J297)
  • HMS Recruit (J298)
  • HMS Rifleman (J299)
  • HMS Skipjack (J300)
  • HMS Squirrel (J301)
  • HMS Thisbe (J302)
  • HMS Truelove (J303)
  • HMS Waterwitch (J304)
  • HMS Brave (J305)
  • HMS Fly (J306)
  • HMS Hound (J307)
  • HMS Fancy (J308)
  • HMS Providence (J325)
  • HMS Regulus (J327)
  • HMS Moon (J329)
  • HMS Seabear (J333)
  • HMS Maenad (J335)
  • HMS Persian (J347)
  • HMS Courier (J349)
  • HMS Coquette (J350)
  • HMS Serene (J354)
  • HMS Welfare (J356)
  • HMS Mary Rose (J360)
  • HMS Stormcloud (J367)
  • HMS Felicity (J369)
  • HMS Flying Fish (J370)
  • HMS Golden Fleece (J376)
  • HMS Lioness (J377)
  • HMS Prompt (J378)
  • HMS Lysander (J379)
  • HMS Mariner (J380)
  • HMS Marmion (J381)
  • HMS Sylvia (J382)
  • HMS Tanganyika (J383)
  • HMS Rowena (J384)
  • HMS Wave (J385)
  • HMS Welcome (J386)
  • HMS Chameleon (J387)
  • HMS Cheerful (J388)
  • HMS Hare (J389)
  • HMS Jewell (J390)
  • HMS Liberty (J391)
  • HMS Friendship (J398)
  • HMS Jaseur (J428)
  • HMS Laertes (J433)
  • HMS Magicienne (J436)
  • HMS Mameluke (J437)
  • HMS Mandate (J438)
  • HMS Rosamund (J439)
  • HMS Styx (J440)
  • HMS Niger (J442)
  • HMS Marvel (J443)
  • HMS Michael (J444)
  • HMS Minstrel (J445) - sold to Thailand, renamed HTMS Phosampton
  • HMS Pluto (J446)
  • HMS Polaris (J447)
  • HMS Pyrrhus (J448)
  • HMS Romola (J449)
  • HMS Fierce (J453)
  • HMS Myrmidon (J454)
  • HMS Mystic (J455)
  • HMS Nerissa (J456)
  • HMS Nicator (J457)
  • HMS Nonpareil (J458)
  • HMS Nox (J459)
  • HMS Odin (J460)
  • HMS Orcadia (J462)
  • HMS Ossory (J463)
  • HMS Fireball (J464)
  • HMS Gabriel (J465)
  • HMS Happy Return (J466)

Belgian Navy[edit | edit source]

  • NBM Adrien de Gerlache (M900)
  • NBM Georges Lecointe (M901)
  • NBM Van Haverbeke (M902)
  • NBM Dufour (M903)
  • NBM De Brouwer (M904)
  • NBM De Moor (M905)

Royal Canadian Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMCS Kapuskasing (J326) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Yakushima (MSC-658)
  • HMCS Middlesex (J328) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Enoshima (MSC-665)
  • HMCS Oshawa (J330) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Ogishima (MSC-659)
  • HMCS Portage (J331) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Nuwajima (MSC-657)
  • HMCS St. Boniface (J332) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Hatsushima (MSC-666)
  • HMCS Sault Ste. Marie (J334) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Ujijima (MCS-655)
  • HMCS Rockcliffe (J335) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Yugeshima (MSC-660)
  • HMCS Wallaceburg (J336) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Yurishima (MSC-661)
  • HMCS Winnipeg (J337) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Etajima (MSC-656)
  • HMCS Border Cities (J344) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Chichijima (MSC-664)
  • HMCS Fort Frances (J396) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Moroshima (MSC-663)
  • HMCS New Liskeard (J397) - transferred to West Japan, renamed RJS Ninoshima (MSC-662)

Royal South African Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMSAS Pietermaritzburg
  • HMSAS Bloemfontein
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.