USS Swerve (AM 121)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||John H. Mathias Co. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||27 May 1942|
|Launched||25 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Jan 1944|
|Lost||9 Jul 1944|
|Loss position||41° 31'N, 12° 28'E|
Sunk by a mine about 16 nautical miles south-west of Nettuno, Italy in position 41º31'N, 12º28'E.
Commands listed for USS Swerve (AM 121)
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|1||Lt. Andrew Morthland, USNR||23 Jan 1944||9 Jul 1944 (1)|
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I have created a web site for the USS Swerve AM-121: www.uss-swerve.com I will soon be publishing the crew list at the time of sinking. My father served on this ship when it was lost. (2)
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