History
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Name: HMT Svana
Builder: Smith's Dock Company.
Launched: 30 July 1930
Acquired: April 1940
Fate: Sunk on 8 April 1942
General characteristics
Displacement: 268 tons

HMT Svana (FY 1707) was a minesweeper whaler of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.[1]

She was originally built for the South Georgia Co. Ltd. by Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) and operated by Christian Salvesen & Co., Leith, UK. She was launched on 30 July 1930 with a displacement of 268 tons. She was taken over by the Admiralty in April 1940 and assigned to the Royal Naval Patrol Service. Under the command of Lt. John McDonald Ruttan,[2] DSC, RCNVR she was bombed and sunk off Alexandria, Egypt on 8 April 1942.[3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Uboat.net
  2. ^ seawaves.com
  3. ^ Lenton, H.T.and Colledge, J.J. (1964). British and Dominion Warships of World War II. Doubleday., London.