HMS Switha (T 179)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair|
|Ordered||13 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||31 May 1941|
|Launched||3 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||15 Jun 1942|
Commands listed for HMS Switha (T 179)
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|1||T/Lt. Leonard Henry Green, RNR||11 May 1942||12 Nov 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Vernon Sullivan Jeffery, RNVR||12 Nov 1943||27 Sep 1945|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Hunter Lyle, RNVR||27 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Switha include:
24 Mar 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Switha (T/Lt. L.H. Green, RNR) and HMS Bressay (T/Lt. J.E. Wilmot, RNVR). (1)
30 Dec 1943
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Swift (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Gower, RN), HMS Switha (T/Lt. V.S. Jeffery, RNVR) and HMS Graemsay (A/Skr.Lt. A.R. Lewis, RNR). (3)
- ADM 173/18389
- ADM 173/18180
- ADM 173/18443
- ADM 173/18909
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.