Allied Warships

USS Sway (AM 120)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 120 
Built byJohn H. Mathias Co. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down18 Nov 1941 
Launched29 Sep 1942 
Commissioned20 Jul 1943 
End service15 Jan 1947 

Placed in reserve, in commission 22 February 1946 at San Diego, California
Placed out of commission 15 January 1947
Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-120 on 7 February 1955
Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1972 and transferred to Mexico, renamed Ignacio Altamurano (G 12).


Commands listed for USS Sway (AM 120)

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1Herman Stanley Strauss, USNR20 Jul 194315 Jul 1944
2Edwin Harold Jones, Jr., USNR15 Jul 194415 Feb 1945
3Lt. Ralph Francis Wyrick, USNR15 Feb 194517 Nov 1945

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