Allied Warships

HMS Sirra (FY 1700)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1700 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched8 Jul 1929 
CommissionedMar 1940 
End service 

Whaler of South Georgia Co. Ltd. (Chr.Salvesen & Co., Middlesborough, U.K.), taken over by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 251 tons.

Returned to owner in April 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Sirra (FY 1700)

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1Ch.Skr. Arthur Pitchers, RNR2 Oct 194013 Feb 1941
2T/Lt. Richard Lawrence Hippisley, RNVR13 Feb 194131 Jan 1944
3T/Skr. Harry Chamberlain, RNR31 Jan 194413 Apr 1944
4Skr. Martin Freeman Kent McWilliam, RNR13 Apr 1944mid 1945

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