Allied Warships

USS Swerve (AM 121)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 121 
Built byJohn H. Mathias Co. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down27 May 1942 
Launched25 Feb 1943 
Commissioned23 Jan 1944 
Lost9 Jul 1944 
Loss position41° 31'N, 12° 28'E

Sunk by a mine about 16 nautical miles south-west of Nettuno, Italy in position 41º31'N, 12º28'E.


Commands listed for USS Swerve (AM 121)

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1Lt. Andrew Morthland, USNR23 Jan 19449 Jul 1944 (1)

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I have created a web site for the USS Swerve AM-121: I will soon be publishing the crew list at the time of sinking. My father served on this ship when it was lost. (2)

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