HMS Southern Pride (K 249)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||16 Oct 1936|
|Lost||16 Jun 1944|
Completed in December 1936.
Wrecked near Freetown on 16 June 1944 and declared a total loss.
Commands listed for HMS Southern Pride (K 249)
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|1||Lt. Nicholas Bryan John Stapleton, RNR||22 Jul 1940||Jan 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Brian Osborne Babb, RNVR||Jan 1941||7 Feb 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Frank Arnold Darrah, RNVR||7 Feb 1941||22 May 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Geoffrey Barrett Angus, DSC, RNVR||22 May 1943||16 Jun 1944|
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Noteable events involving Southern Pride include:
24 Dec 1943
HMS Southern Pride (T/Lt. G.B. Angus, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Arran pick up 130 survivors from the British seaplane tender Dumana that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-515 about 70 miles west-southwest of Sassandra, Ivory Coast, in position 04°27'N, 06°58'W.