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USS Swearer (DE 186)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - P - C - U
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 9 stars -WWII Victory Medal
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Swearer (DE 186) Building and Operational Data:
12 August 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Port Newark, N.J.
31 October 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Walter F. Swearer
24 November 1943: Commissioned, Lt. K. N. Hannan, USNR, in command
27 August 1947: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
16 September 1950: Transferred to France, renamed Bambara (F-719) (stricken and broken up in 1959)
20 October 1950: Stricken from the NVR
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||undated wartime image (Photo from Jason's grandfather, Sylvester Schneider, a WWII Swearer crewmember)
||date/location unknown: Bambara (F-719, ex-USS Swearer DE 186) underway. (Photo by Wright & Logan, Southsea, England; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62")
View the USS Swearer (DE 186) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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