Allied Warships

HMS Southern Breeze (FY 318)

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 318 
Built byBremer Vulkan (Vegesack, Germany) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedAug 1940 
End service 
History

Completed in June 1936.
Whaler of Southern Whaling & Sealing Co. Ltd., London, U.K., requisitioned by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 344 tons.

Returned to owner in January 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Southern Breeze (FY 318)

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CommanderFromTo
1Ch.Skr. George Wilfred Holliday, RNR9 Aug 1940Sep 1941
2Skr. Benjamin Thompson Nicolson Reynolds, RNRSep 194125 Nov 1941
3Skr. Charles Alfred Johnson, RNR25 Nov 19411 Nov 1943
4A/Skr.Lt. Wilfred Sidney Flowers, RNR1 Nov 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Southern Breeze include:


19 Sep 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Cheyne, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pirouette (T/Lt. E.R. Pate, RNR) and HMS Southern Breeze (Ch.Skr. G.W. Holliday, RNR). (1)

21 Sep 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. G.W. Gregorie, RNR) and HMS Southern Breeze (Ch.Skr. G.W. Holliday, RNR).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16332

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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