HMCS Swift Current (J 254)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Mod||VTE reciprocating engined|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940|
|Launched||29 May 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Nov 1941|
|End service||23 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 23 October 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Swift Current (J 254)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Albert George King, RCNR||11 Nov 1941||18 Apr 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Ian Hunter Bell, RCNVR||19 Apr 1942||27 Sep 1942|
|3||T/Lt. John Evelyn, RCNR||28 Sep 1942||7 Apr 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Kenneth David Heath, RCNVR||8 Apr 1944||13 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Swift Current include:
10 Sep 1944
HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) and HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) departed Argentia for Halifax. They were escorted by the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Swift Current (T/Lt. K.D. Heath, RCNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/19286
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.