When we left off, the USS Sway (AM-120) was docked in Bizerte, Tunisia, undergoing routine maintenance, and had been since 21 November. The Sway had completed its participation in Operation Dragoon and had returned to more routine sweeping duties as well as traveling between Italy and North Africa. We pick up with the ship's war journal on 2 December 1944. All entries come from the ship's war journal unless otherwise noted.
2 December 1944
Underway 1000: To La Due Bizerte for annual military inspection by Commander Mine Division Eighteen.
1600: Moored as before.
4 December 1944
0645: Underway from Bizerte, Tunisia, enroute to Golfe Juan, France, through Straits of Bondfacio. On company with USS Symbol, Threat, and Swyft. Symbol Guide. Threat detached and Raven joined Unit at Cagliari, Sardinia. Speed 16 Knots.
Received order from Com. AATB Bizerte, 031530/IR to proceed to Golfe Juan, France. Commander Mine Division Eighteen, embarked in Sway. Now Commander Task Unit 81.19.3.