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Southern Pride, after RN conversion.
|Name:||Southern Pride, HMS Southern Pride K249|
|Owner:||Southern Whaling and Sealing Company, London (1936–1940), Admiralty (1940–44)|
|Builder:||Smiths Dock Company|
|Fate:||Wrecked near Freetown, 16 June 1944|
|Tonnage:||582 gross register|
|Length:||160 ft (49 m)|
The Southern Pride was a steam-powered whaler built by the Smiths Dock Company of Middlesbrough in 1936. She was the design inspiration for the Flower class corvettes used to escort convoys in the North Atlantic in World War II.
- McKay, John; Harland, John (1994). The flower class corvette Agassiz. Anatomy of the Ship. Naval Inst Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-55068-084-3.
- Woodman, Richard (2005). The History of the Ship. Conway Maritime Press. p. 376. ISBN 978-1-84486-004-3.
- "Southern Pride HMS (K 249)", wrecksite.eu
- David Brown (2007). Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons & Tactics in World War II. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781844157020.
- "Naval Losses: List Completed To May 8". The Times. 18 May 1945. Retrieved 7 February 2010.