HMS Swift (G46)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: G 46 
Built by: J. S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Laid down: 12 Jun, 1942 
Launched: 15 Jun, 1943 
Commissioned: 6 Dec, 1943 
Complement: 170
Lost: 24 Jun, 1944   Western Europe, off Normandy beaches, France, 5 miles north of Ouistreham - Mined and sunk by German mine. whilst in support of the D-Day landings off Sword Beach. 
History: 17 Apr, 1944
The German submarine U-986 was sunk south-west of Ireland, in position 50.09N, 12.51W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Swift and the British submarine chaser HMCS PC-619.

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