They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Charles Harrison Swalm


Lieutenant, O-71400, RCNVR


Born: 18 Nov 1920, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA


Died: 08 Aug 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


SWALM, Charles Harrison, Lt, RCNVR, MPK - 08 Aug 1944, HMCS REGINA - Son of Phaon H. and Muriel T. Swalm, of Kingston, Ontario.


Lt Swalm died when HMCS REGINA was torpedoed and sunk off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England by U-667 while she was aiding a merchant vessel in distress. Thirty of her crew were lost.


Ships served in:

KINGSTON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 28 Oct 1941. Commenced Active Service 16 Mar 1942

HMCS CATARAQUI - Appointed to CATARAQUI 16 Mar 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS 26 Mar 1942 for training and disposal as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - 19 Jul 1942 for leave and disposal as a SLt, RCNVR

HMCS PRESCOTT - Appointed to PRESCOTT 27 Jul 1942 as a SLt, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to CORNWALLIS 31 May 1943 for training - Short A/S Course as a SLt, RCNVR 

HMCS FENNEL - Appointed to FENNEL 09 Jun 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS 13 Aug 1943 for Long (n) Course as a SLt, RCNVR

HMCS REGINA - Appointed to REGINA 15 Nov 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR

* Appointed A/Lt 15 Jan 1944

* Appointed Lt 27 Jul 1944 (seniority 16 Mar 1943)







(CS01) Portrait of Lt Swalm

(CS02) Record of Service

(CS03) Appointment to HMCS REGINA

(CS04) Report of Death

(CS05) Telegram to Lt Swalm's father





(CS06-CS08) Letters to Lt Swalm's father



Second World War Casualty Index