Allied Warships

HMS Southdown (L 25)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type I) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type I) 
PennantL 25 
Built byJ.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.) 
Ordered11 Apr 1939 
Laid down22 Aug 1939 
Launched5 Jul 1940 
Commissioned8 Nov 1940 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 1 November 1956 and scrapped at Barrow.


Commands listed for HMS Southdown (L 25)

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1Cdr. Edward Reignier Conder, DSO, DSC, RN10 Sep 19405 Feb 1941
2Cdr. Geoffrey Neame Loriston-Clarke, RN5 Feb 194115 Jan 1942
3Lt. James Bogue Marjoribanks, RN15 Jan 194222 Aug 1942
4Capt. Selwyn Victor Jephson, RN22 Aug 194229 Sep 1942
5Lt. James Bogue Marjoribanks, RN29 Sep 1942Aug 1943
6Lt. Timothy Claude Upton Fanshawe, RNAug 1943Feb 1945
7Lt.Cdr. Alfred Thomas Morgan, DSC, RNVRFeb 194511 Sep 1945
8Lt. Archibald Norman MacPherson, RN11 Sep 1945early 1946

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