Allied Warships

HMS Swift (G 46)

Destroyer of the S class

HMS Swift breaking in two and sinking

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 46 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down12 Jun 1942 
Launched15 Jun 1943 
Commissioned6 Dec 1943 
Lost24 Jun 1944 

HMS Swift (Lt.Cdr. John Ronald Gower, RN) was mined and sunk in support of the D Day landings off Sword Beach. Sank around 0800am.  

Commands listed for HMS Swift (G 46)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Ronald Gower, RN11 Oct 194324 Jun 1944

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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