Allied Warships

HMS White Bear (4.02)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
Built byRamage & Ferguson Ltd. (Leith, Scotland, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched4 Mar 1908 
End service 

Completed in July 1908 as Iolanda.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty 1939 and renamed White Bear.
Served as tender to submarine flotilla's.

Mercantile in 1947.


Commands listed for HMS White Bear (4.02)

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1R Gill, RNRDec 19394 Nov 1940
2Cdr. (retired) Charles Cecil Flemming, RN4 Nov 194012 Nov 1942
3T/Lt. Douglas Harold Everett, RNR12 Nov 194212 Dec 1942
4J F Drake, RNR12 Dec 1942

5Cdr. (retired) Arthur Louis Sanders, RN31 Aug 194331 Dec 1943
6Cdr. Charles Wheatstone Sabine, OBE, RN31 Dec 194320 Nov 1944
7Capt. Archibald Day, RN20 Nov 194431 May 1945
8J F Drake, RNR31 May 194520 Aug 1945
9Capt. Archibald Day, RN20 Aug 19454 Sep 1946

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