Allied Warships

USS Swift (AM 122)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 122 
Built byJohn H. Mathias Co. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down27 Jun 1942 
Launched5 Dec 1942 
Commissioned29 Dec 1943 
End service13 Dec 1955 

Placed in commission, in reserve in February 1946 at the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego, California
Placed out of commission, in reserve on 4 June 1946
Recommissioned 19 December 1951
Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-122 on 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 13 December 1955 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972 and scrapped.


Commands listed for USS Swift (AM 122)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Kendall Cockey, USNR29 Dec 194331 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Swift include:

17 Apr 1944
The depth charge attacks made by the US minesweeper USS Swift and the US submarine chaser USS PC-619 south-west of Ireland, in position 50°09'N, 12°51'W, formerly credited with the destruction of the German U-boat U-986, were probably carried out against a nonsub target.

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