Allied Warships

USS Swallow (AM 65)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 65 
Built byGeneral Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Alameda, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered5 Nov 1940 
Laid down19 Jul 1941 
Launched6 May 1942 
Commissioned14 Jan 1943 
Lost22 Apr 1945 
Loss position26° 10'N, 127° 12'E
History

Sunk after being hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft west of Okinawa in position 26º10'N, 127º12'E.

 

Commands listed for USS Swallow (AM 65)

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CommanderFromTo
1R. S. Moore, USNR14 Jan 1943early 1944
2Luther Martin Kennett, Jr., USNRearly 1944early 1945
3Whitefield F. Kimball, USNRearly 194522 Apr 1945

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