|Frederick John Dean|
|Born||1 September 1900|
|Died||13 October 1983(aged 83)|
|Service/branch||South African Navy|
South African Navy|
HMSAS Southern Barrier
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, sweeping the Agulhas Bank, which earned him an OBE. 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.
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452–1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 59. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
- 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.
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452–1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 5. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
|Director, South African Naval Forces
Pieter de Waal
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