List of ships in Sword Bombardment Group

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Below is a list of ships responsible for bombarding targets at Sword Beach as part of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, the opening day of Operation Overlord, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II.

Sword Bombardment Group
Name Type Nationality
Ramillies Battleship Royal Navy
Warspite Battleship Royal Navy
Frobisher Heavy cruiser Royal Navy
Arethusa Light cruiser Royal Navy
Danae Light cruiser Royal Navy
Dragon Light cruiser Polish Navy
Mauritius Light cruiser Royal Navy
Eglington Destroyer Royal Navy
Kelvin Destroyer Royal Navy
Middleton Destroyer Royal Navy
Saumarez Destroyer Royal Navy
Scorpion Destroyer Royal Navy
Scourge Destroyer Royal Navy
Serapis Destroyer Royal Navy
Ślązak Destroyer Polish Navy
Stord Destroyer Royal Norwegian Navy
HNoMS Svenner (G03) Destroyer Royal Norwegian Navy
Swift Destroyer Royal Navy
Verulam Destroyer Royal Navy
Virago Destroyer Royal Navy
Roberts Monitor Royal Navy


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