Allied Warships

HMS Sword Dance (T 132)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

Photo courtesy of Bill Allon, son of James Joseph Allon

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 132 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Whites M.E. 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down2 Mar 1940 
Launched3 Sep 1940 
Commissioned20 Jan 1941 
Lost5 Jul 1942 

Lost in a collision in the Morey Firth on 5 July 1942.

During the early hours of the morning, whilst acting as escort to the east coast convoy WN.5, HMS Sword Dance (T/Lt. James Joseph Allon, RNR) was rammed in dense fog by one of merchants of the convoy, the Thyra-II (1088 GRT). The starboard coalbunker was holed in, the engine room rapidly flooded and HMS Sword Dance sank in less than an hour.


Commands listed for HMS Sword Dance (T 132)

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1T/Lt. Robert Dwyer, RNR6 Nov 194025 Aug 1941
2T/Lt. James Joseph Allon, RNR25 Aug 19415 Jul 1942

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