Official Number: 165341
Yard Number: 550
Gross Tonnage: 655
Net Tonnage: 255
Length: 188.1 ft
Breadth: 28.1 ft
Depth: 15.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl & LP turbine with DR gearing & hydraulic coupling by Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde
Built: Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Weser, Bremen
1936: Ordered by Leverhulme Ltd, London to absorb frozen credits in Germany.
1936: Launched by Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG Weser, Bremen.
9.1936: Completed by Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde (Yd.No.550) for MacLine Ltd, London (Leverhulme Ltd) as NORTHERN FOAM.
14.9.1936: Registered at London (LO153). Operating out of Fleetwood Edward D. W. Lawford designated manager.
8.10.1936: First landing at Fleetwood, 1137 boxes grossed £550.
20.9.1937: Last landing at Fleetwood, 890 boxes grossed £845.
9.10.1937: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London. H. Markham Cook, Grimsby designated manager.
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol vessel (P.No.4.76) (Hire rate £425.15.0d/month).
1942: Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler.
5.1943: Escorting convoy ONS-5, North Atlantic, as a rescue trawler in Group EG.B7. Convoy attacked by U.boats, picked up over two hundred survivors.
9.1943: Escorting convoy ON-202, North Atlantic, as a rescue trawler. In fog, sighted U.boat (U952) on surface, attempted to ram but crash dived; depth charged. Submarine identified NORTHERN FOAM and knew that he could escape on the surface with his superior speed. On surfacing exchanged shots but quickly drew away. Rescued survivors from three torpedoed mechantmen, FORT JEMSEG (7134grt/1942), SKJELBRED,(5096grt/1937), and OREGON EXPRESS (3642grt/1933).
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1945: Employed as ocean escort vessel.
11.1945: Remeasured 620g 255n.
30.11.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Birkenhead. Laid up at Birkenhead.
1946: To Grimsby.
7.1947: London registry closed.
7.1947: Registered at Grimsby (GY490).
6.1950: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
6.1950: Remeasured 620g 238n.
1953: Made two trips to Greenland fishery.
Pre 1959: John Bennett designated manager.
27.1.1960: Connected to SLETNES (GY526), disabled 60 miles from Aberdeen with engine trouble.
29.1.1960: Delivered Aberdeen.
Pre 1963: John A. Butt designated manager.
10.1963: Sold to Clayton & Davie Ltd, Dunston-on-Tyne for breaking up.
17.10.1963: Arrived Tyne from Grimsby in tow of ERIMUS CROSS (192grt/1960).
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26/01/2009: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
22/07/2014: Picture 3 added.
17/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.
11/12/2018: Updated information.