Allied Warships

HMS Polar 5 (FY 1688)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1688 
Built byNylands Værksted (Oslo, Norway) 
Laid down 
CommissionedMar 1940 
End service 

Completed on 18 August 1931.
Whaler of Falkland Whaling Co. Ltd., Jersey, taken over by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 278 tons.

Returned to owner in November 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Polar 5 (FY 1688)

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1T/Lt. Emlyn Samuel Phillips, RNR9 Sep 19405 Oct 1940
2K Hendriksen, RNR5 Oct 1940Jul 1941
3T/Lt. Emlyn Samuel Phillips, RNRJul 194113 Aug 1941
4C B Sharp, RNR13 Aug 1941Apr 1942
5T/Lt. Harold Reginald Allen, RNRApr 1942Jan 1943
6T/Lt. Joseph Davidson Love, RNRJan 1943mid 1943
7C B Sharp, RNRmid 19434 Jul 1944
8T/Lt. Eugene Charles Firman Dennis Jacquier, RNVR4 Jul 1944late 1944
9L H Taylor, RNVRlate 1944mid 1945

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