Frederick Dean (SA Navy)
|Frederick John Dean
|Born||:591 September 1900|
|Died||13 October 1983(aged 83)|
|Service/branch||South African Navy|
|Awards||Order of the British Empire (OBE)|
During World War I he served with the Mercantile Marine,[clarification needed] attached to the Royal Navy. He became a sub-lieutenant in the RNR and served in submarines. He joined the South African arm of the RNVR as a lieutenant.
From 1942 he was Commanding Officer, Cape Town Detachment, Seaward Defence Force. In 1945 he became Commander Seaward Defences, South African Naval Forces, effectively the head of the South African Navy.
He was a trustee of the National War Museum from 1946 to 1952.
Awards and Decorations
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452–1992. Fortress Publishers. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
- Houterman, J.N. "South African Naval Forces (Voluntary) (SANF(V) Officers 1939-1945". Unithistories.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
|Director, South African Naval Forces
1946 – 1951
Pieter de Waal
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