Allied Warships

HMS Svana (FY 1707)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1707 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jul 1930 
CommissionedApr 1940 
Lost8 Apr 1942 

Whaler of South Georgia Co. Ltd. (Chr.Salvesen & Co., Leith, U.K.), taken over by the Admiralty in April 1940.
Displacement: 268 tons.

HMS Svana (T/Lt. John McDonald Ruttan, DSC, RCNVR) was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Alexandria, Egypt.


Commands listed for HMS Svana (FY 1707)

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1T/Skr. Lawrence Oliver, RNR17 Sep 19404 Sep 1941
2T/Lt. John McDonald Ruttan, RCNVR4 Sep 19418 Apr 1942

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