HMS Svana (FY 1707)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||30 Jul 1930|
|Lost||8 Apr 1942|
Whaler of South Georgia Co. Ltd. (Chr.Salvesen & Co., Leith, U.K.), taken over by the Admiralty in April 1940.
HMS Svana (T/Lt. John McDonald Ruttan, DSC, RCNVR) was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Alexandria, Egypt.
Commands listed for HMS Svana (FY 1707)
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|1||T/Skr. Lawrence Oliver, RNR||17 Sep 1940||4 Sep 1941|
|2||T/Lt. John McDonald Ruttan, RCNVR||4 Sep 1941||8 Apr 1942|
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Notable events involving Svana include:
All ships then departed Lindi later the same day. (1)
21 Feb 1942
HMS Svana (T/Lt. J.M. Ruttan, RCNVR) is docked in the Gabbari Dock at Alexandria.
[Date of undocking currently not known to us.] (2)
- ADM 53/113882
- ADM 53/116464
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.