Allied Warships

HMS Shera (FY 1724)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1724 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Feb 1929 
CommissionedMay 1941 
Lost9 Mar 1942 

Whaler of South Georgia Co. Ltd. (Chr.Salvesen & Co.), Jersey, taken over by the Admiralty in May 1941. Displacement: 253 tons.

Transferred to the Soviet Union in February 1942. On 9 March 1942, while enroute to the Soviet Union for delivery, Shera (T/Lt. William Edward Bulmer, RNR) capsized in heavy weather and ice conditions in the Barents Sea.


Commands listed for HMS Shera (FY 1724)

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1R N Simonsen, RNVR18 Sep 19401 Feb 1942
2T/Lt. William Edward Bulmer, RNR1 Feb 19429 Mar 1942 (+)

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