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HMT Svana

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Name  HMT Svana
Acquired  April 1940
Displacement  268 tons
Weight  272.3 tons
Builder  Smith's Dock Company.
Fate  Sunk on 8 April 1942
Launched  30 July 1930

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

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, DSC, RCNVR she was bombed and sunk off Alexandria, Egypt on 8 April 1942.

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