HMAS Swan (L 74 / U 74)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Pennant||L 74 / U 74|
|Built by||Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||2 Jan 1935|
|Laid down||1 May 1935|
|Launched||28 Mar 1936|
|Commissioned||21 Jan 1937|
|End service||20 Sep 1962|
Decommissioned on 20 September 1962.
Commands listed for HMAS Swan (L 74 / U 74)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward James Prevost, RN||1 Sep 1939||14 May 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Alan Jeger Travis, RAN||15 May 1940||8 Jul 1942|
|3||Cdr. George Carmichael Oldham, RAN||9 Jul 1942||18 Sep 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Andrew Veitch Bunyan, RANR(S)||19 Sep 1943||15 Sep 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Douglas Winston Hodges, RANR(S)||15 Sep 1944||17 Nov 1944|
|6||Lt. William John Dovers, RAN||10 Feb 1945||15 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Swan include:
23 May 1942
At 1000 hours, HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) and HMAS Arunta (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, DSO, RAN), turned over the escort of convoy ZK 8 over to HMAS Swan (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Travis, RAN), HMAS Goulburn (Lt. B. Paul, RANR(S)) and HMAS Cessnock (A/Lt.Cdr. T.S. Marchington, RANR(S)).
HrMs Tromp and HMAS Arunta then reversed course to return to Sydney. (1)
- File 2.12.03.6849 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)