HMS Swift (G46)
|Built by:||J. S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Laid down:||12 Jun, 1942|
|Launched:||15 Jun, 1943|
|Commissioned:||6 Dec, 1943|
|Lost:||24 Jun, 1944 Western Europe, off Normandy beaches, France, 5 miles north of Ouistreham - Mined and sunk by German mine. whilst in support of the D-Day landings off Sword Beach.|
17 Apr, 1944
The German submarine U-986 was sunk south-west of Ireland, in position 50.09N, 12.51W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Swift and the British submarine chaser HMCS PC-619.