Allied Warships

HMS Southern Field (FY 1790)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1790 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched6 Aug 1929 
CommissionedMar 1940 
End service 

Completed in September 1929.
Whaler of Southern Whaling & Sealing Co. Ltd., Stanley, Falkland Islands, taken over by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 250 tons.

Returned to owner in April 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Southern Field (FY 1790)

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1A Jessop, RNR22 Sep 194020 Dec 1940
2E A Wakefield, RNVR20 Dec 194019 Jul 1941
3T/Lt. Gerald Graham Dunham Head, RNVR19 Jul 194115 May 1942
4T/Lt. Ernest George Braithwaite, RNVR15 May 19421 Sep 1943
5T/Lt. Francis Nixon, RNR1 Sep 19433 Nov 1943
6T/Lt. David John Morris, DSC, RNR3 Nov 194310 Dec 1943
7T/Lt. Francis Nixon, RNR10 Dec 194322 Jan 1945
8T/A/Lt.Cdr. Paul Harry Sheppard, SANF(V)22 Jan 1945mid 1945

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