S.T. Northern Pride LO104
Official Number: 164667
Yard Number: 545
Gross Tonnage: 655
Net Tonnage: 254
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 Seebeck, Wesermünde
1936: Ordered by Leverhulme Ltd, London to absorb frozen credits in Germany.
6.1936: Completed by Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde (Yd.No.545) for MacLine Ltd, London (Leverhulme Ltd) as NORTHERN PRIDE.
22.6.1936: Registered at London (LO104). Operating out of Fleetwood (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager).
13.7.1936: First landing at Fleetwood (966 boxes £828 gross).
13.8.1936: Fishing off Dyrafjord, Iceland, messenger wire jumped out of sheave and knocked the bosun into the sea. Noel Augustus Kinch dived overboard and with the help of another crew member Wright, supported the bosun for 40 minutes until the ship manoeuvred and was able to pick them up. Kinch awarded Stanhope Gold Medal for most gallant deed of the year and a silver medal from the Royal Humane Society. Wright awarded vellum testimonial by the Society.
9.10.1937: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London (William A. Bennett, manager).
8.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£32,963) and fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.105).
22.11.1939: London registry closed.
8.1941: Russian convoys.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
22/23.6.1944: Night action against E-boats.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1945: Operating as an ocean escort.
1.1946: Surveyed at Liverpool.
2.1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Northern Trawlers Ltd, London, managers).
2.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY169).
16.11.1946: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London (H. Markham Cook, Grimsby, manager) for £1.
Pre1959: John Bennett designated manager.
Pre1961: John A. Butt designated manager.
4.1961: Laid up surveys overdue.
3.1963: Sold to Clayton & Davie Ltd, Dunston-on-Tyne for breaking up.
27.3.1963: Delivered Tyne.
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