Allied Warships

HMS Southern Gem (K 247)

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantK 247 
Built byBremer Vulkan (Vegesack, Germany) 
Laid down 
CommissionedJul 1940 
End service 

Completed in October 1937.
Whaler of Southern Whaling & Sealing Co. Ltd., London, U.K., requisitioned by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 593 tons.

Returned to owner in April 1945 (???).


Commands listed for HMS Southern Gem (K 247)

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1T/Lt. Charles Edward Denne, RNVR17 Jul 1940mid 1941
2T/Lt. John David Walter Lewis, RNVRmid 194110 Jun 1941
3T/Lt. Dennis Charles Hayes, RNVR10 Jun 194117 Feb 1943
4T/Lt. Philip Henry Riseley, RNVR17 Feb 1943Aug 1944
5T/Lt. William Arthur Andrew Sternslow, SANF(V)Aug 1944Dec 1944
6T/Lt. Keith Robinson Blenkharn, RNVRDec 1944mid 1945

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