HMS Swiftsure (08)
Light cruiser of the Minotaur class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||19 May 1941|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1941|
|Launched||4 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Jun 1944|
1946 Flagship of 4th Cruiser Squadron
Commands listed for HMS Swiftsure (08)
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|1||Capt. Robert Don Oliver, DSC, RN||22 Mar 1944||Dec 1944|
|2||Capt. Patrick Vivian McLaughlin, RN||Dec 1944||late 1946|
|3||Capt. Thomas Leslie Bratt, DSC, RN||Aug 1952||Aug 1953|
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Notable events involving Swiftsure include:
30 Aug 1945
HMS Swiftsure (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) enters Victoria Harbour to oversee the surrender of Japanese forces in Hong Kong. (4)
- ADM 173/18719
- ADM 173/19128
- ADM 173/20293
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.