She was scrapped because of the collision with HMS Diamond, Denmark Straits 1955(?) I was onboard Diamond. Swiftsure was burnt out from below main deck right up through the bridge superstructure as a result of a diesel tank and bofors magazine exploding upon impact. I am surprised that his collision is not mentioned more fully in SNThats not exactly that old, when you consider it, just 18 years old.
1944 is late war, so she probably wasn't worked that hard in comparison to others.
I often wondered why the RN didn't rebuild some of the cruisers as CG's?
I remember the'Super B', had some fellow junior stokers onboard '52 -'53. I was on Diamond '53 - '56 so we did some exercises together. We all had cockroaches in those days, though some worse than others. do you remember the tin of milk in the mess shelf when the milk would'nt come out because the hole was jammed with the buggers!SUPERB was in commission for a total of 12 years. She was dubbed the Super B but there was nothing super about her. Built during wartime meant that she while not 'jerry built' was not of the same quality as those built before 1939. My prime memory of her was of the cockroaches with which she was infested. In my 15 months with her she was fumigated at least twice with no noticeable improvement.