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Frederick John Dean
File:Frederick Dean.jpg
Born (1900-09-01)1 September 1900[1]
Died 13 October 1983(1983-10-13) (aged 83)
Service/branch  South African Navy
Commands held South African Navy
HMSAS Southern Barrier
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Order of the British Empire

Commodore Frederick Dean OBE (1900–1977) was a South African military commander. During World War I he served with the Mercantile Marine, 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.

In 1940 he became Officer Commanding of HMSAS Southern Barrier,[2] sweeping the Agulhas Bank, which earned him an OBE.[3] 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.

Later career[]

He was a trustee of the National War Museum from 1946 to 1952.

See also[]

References[]

  1. Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452–1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 59. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
  2. J.N. Houterman. "South African Naval Forces (Voluntary) (SANF(V) Officers 1939-1945". Unithistories.com. http://www.unithistories.com/officers/SANF%28V%29_officers.html. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452–1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 5. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
Military offices
Preceded by
James Dalgliesh
Director, South African Naval Forces
1946–1951
Next:
Pieter de Waal

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