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Southern Pride

Name: Southern Pride, HMS Southern Pride K249
Owner: Southern Whaling and Sealing Company, London (1936–1940), Admiralty (1940–44)
Builder: Smiths Dock Company
Launched: 1936
In service: 1936–1944
Fate: Wrecked near Freetown, June 1944
General characteristics
Tonnage: 582 tonnes (573 long tons)
Length: 160 ft (49 m)
Installed power: Steam
Speed: 15.25kt[1]

The Southern Pride was a steam-powered whaler built by the Smiths Dock Company of Middlesbrough in 1936.[2] She was the design inspiration for the Flower class corvettes used to escort convoys in the North Atlantic in World War II.[3]

She was wrecked off Freetown in June 1944.[4]

See also


  1. ^ McKay, John; Harland, John (1994). The flower class corvette Agassiz. Anatomy of the Ship. Naval Inst Press. p. 13. ISBN . 
  2. ^ Woodman, Richard (2005). The History of the Ship. Conway Maritime Press. p. 376. ISBN . 
  3. ^ "Southern Pride HMS (K 249)",
  4. ^ "Naval Losses: List Completed To May 8". The Times. 18 May 1945. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
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