HMAS Swan

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Three ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been named HMAS Swan, for the Swan River in Western Australia.

  • HMAS Swan (D61), a River class destroyer launched in 1915, decommissioned in 1928, and broken up for scrap
  • HMAS Swan (U74), a Grimsby class sloop launched in 1936, decommissioned in 1962, and broken up for scrap
  • HMAS Swan (DE 50), a River class destroyer escort launched in 1967, decommissioned in 1996, and scuttled as a dive wreck in 1997

Battle honours[edit]

Ships named HMAS Swan are entitled to carry four battle honours:[1][2]

See also[edit]

  • HMS Swan, twenty ships of the Royal Navy.
  • USS Swan, three ships of the United States Navy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.