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Name: SWIFTSURE
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 22/09/1941
Launched: 04/02/1943
Completed: 22/06/1944
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 43
Dimensions: 8800disp - 11130disp, 538.0 x 63.0 x 17.25(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x geared steam turbines, Parsons type, 72500shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 31.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 3 x 6.0ins, 5 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 4 x 4 x 2pdr guns, 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
22/06/1944 British Royal Navy
17/10/1962 Broken up
Comments: A member of the MINOTAUR Class of Light Cruisers
Allocated pennant number C08
1953: Collision with destroyer DIAMOND lead to fire in paint locker
Damage not repaired and did not return to service
1957: Commenced major refit
06/1959: Refit cancelled due to cost and unsurveyed damage
17/10/1962: Arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photos courtesy of Photoship