HMS Persian (J 347)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Redfern Construction Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||8 Oct 1942|
|Launched||22 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Nov 1943|
Returned to the United States Navy in December 1946.
|Former name||AM 334|
Commands listed for HMS Persian (J 347)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Alec Ecclestone, RN||21 Jan 1944||4 Sep 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Lovis Woollcombe, RN||4 Sep 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Persian include:
13 Mar 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated departed Stornoway for Rothesay via Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN) until 0734/14 when HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) took over the escort when off Oban. (1)
13 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rothesay for Stornoway. She made the passage together with HMS H 43 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). At 0810/14, near Tobermory Blade and H 43 left and United joined her new escort, HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN) for onward passage to Stornoway where they arrived at 2358/14. (2)
23 Jun 1944
Damaged by aerially delivered mine off Normandy coast. (Source -Report by the Allied Naval Commander in Chief, Expeditionary Force, on Neptune, Volume II, Part II, Defence of the British Assault Area, Section V, Casualties Subsequent to the Assault, p. 23) (3)
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19217
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.