HMS Sword Dance (T 132)
ASW Trawler of the Dance class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Whites M.E.|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||2 Mar 1940|
|Launched||3 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1941|
|Lost||5 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.
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|1||T/Lt. Robert Dwyer, RNR||6 Nov 1940||25 Aug 1941|
|2||T/Lt. James Joseph Allon, RNR||25 Aug 1941||5 Jul 1942|
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