Swan, William N, Lieutenant Commander (Rtd) b: 1917

Accession Number MSS0861
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 volume
Object type Memoir
Maker Swan, William N
Date made 1938
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/101/020
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Commander Swan's memoirs covering his naval service. A cadet at Naval Academy, later in Merchant Navy, a midshipman in Naval Reserve, later joined P & O Company, mobilised into navy and continued there after the war. His account includes description of minesweeping operations, Australian coastal convoys, patrol and convoy duties, invasions, Arawe, Hollandia, Philippines, Tarakan, Labuan, Balikpapan. He served on the HMAS Doomba, Adelaide, Manoora, Westralia, Burdekin and later appointments with the Department of Defence.