Official Number: 164667
Yard Number: 545
Gross Tonnage: 655 (620)
Net Tonnage: 243
Length: 188.1 ft (57.3m)
Breadth: 28.1 ft (8.6m)
Depth: 15.5 ft (4.7m)
Built: Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde
Engine: T.3-cyl & LP turbine (100ihp) with DR gearing & hydraulic coupling by Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde.
1936: Ordered by Leverhulme Ltd, London to absorb frozen credits in Germany.
6.1936: Completed by Deutsche Schiff 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 grossed £828.
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.
11.6.1937: Arrived Fleetwood from Iceland and reported loss of deckhand Bernard Howlett, Park Avenue, Fleetwood.
23.9.1937: Last landing at Fleetwood, 1255 boxes grossed £720.
9.10.1937: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London. William A. Bennett appointed manager.
8.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£32,963) and fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (1-4”, AA weapons, ASDIC, DC) (P.No.FY.105).
27.8.1939: Sk. Horace Charles Aisthorpe RNR appointed CO.
5.11.1939: Commissioned at Blyth.
22.11.1939: London registry closed. Based Milford Haven as convoy escort.
1.1.1940: Lt. Cdr. Dermod J. B. Jewett RN appointed CO.
1940: Based Scapa Flow/Kirkwall with Northern Patrol 12th A/S Striking Force operating Shetland to Faroe Islands.
25.2.-3.3.1940: At Aberdeen taken in hand for minor repairs.
7.3.1940: Operating in Moray Firth with HM Trawlers NORTHERN DAWN (P.No.FY146), NORTHERN GEM (P.No.194), NORTHERN SPRAY (P.No.129) and NORTHERN WAVE (P.No.FY153) made several possible U-boat contacts and attacked. No kill recorded.
24.3-4.4.1940: At Scapa taken in hand for collision repairs and DG.
27.3.1940: Ty. Lieut. Andrew Alan Campbell RNR appointed CO.
9.4.1940: Germany invaded Denmark and Norway (Operation Weserübung). Norwegian campaign with 11th Strike Group and as convoy escort.
1.5.1940: At 0445 stranded in Julsundet strait, Norway. HMS WALKER (P.No.D27) connected and came afloat.
5.5-18.5.1940: At Aberdeen taken in hand for repair.
1940: Escort duties around UK.
21.12.1940: Based Londonderry.
1.1.1941: In Mediterranean attacked by Italian submarine BAGNOLINI (P.No.B1) in position 54N 14W but not damaged.
28.1.-3.2.1941: Joined convoy SL-62, Freetown, Sierra Leone for Liverpool.
3.1941-27.4.1941: At Belfast taken in hand for refit for extended service.
28.4.1941: From CinC W.A. (ST1853/28.4) to escort French cable ship EMILE BAUDOT (1149grt/1917) from Aultbea to Reykjavik.
30.4.1941: Sailed Londonderry for Iceland via Stornoway to pick up stores left by NORTHERN SPRAY (P.No.FY.129), then to Loch Ewe.
5.1941: Based Londonderry.
19.6.1941: Joined convoy BHX-130, Bermuda for Liverpool in Home Waters.
20.6.1941: Arrived Liverpool.
17.8.1941: Joined convoy HX-143, Halifax, NS for Liverpool.
20.8.1941: Arrived Liverpool.
27.8.1941: Lieut. Patrick Varwell Collings RNR appointed CO.
13.8.-16.8.1941: Joined convoy ON-6, Liverpool for Canada.
30.8.-11.9.1941: Joined convoy ON-11, Liverpool for Canada.
14.9.-22.9.1941: Joined convoy ON-16 Liverpool for Canada.
22.9.1941: Joined convoy HX-149, Halifax, NS for Liverpool.
25.9.1941: Arrived Liverpool.
4.10.-9.10.1941: Joined convoy ON-23, Liverpool for Canada.
17.10.1941: Joined convoy HX-153, Halifax, NS for Liverpool.
19.10.1941: Arrived Liverpool.
13.11.1941: Ty. Lieut. Albert Richard Cornish RNR appointed CO.
7.12.-12.12.1941: Joined convoy ON-44, Liverpool for Canada.
25.2.- 28.3.1942: At Belfast taken in hand by Maintenance Base for voyage repairs, ice and ASDIC damage.
26.4.1942: Sailed Belfast for Iceland. Joined convoy PQ-15, Oban for Kola Inlet.
5.1942: Joined convoy QP-12, Kola Inlet for Reykjavik.
6.1942: Went to assistance of American steamer RICHARD BLAND (7191grt/1942) stranded on west coast of Iceland.
29.7-29.8.1942: At Aberdeen taken in hand for refit and arcticisation, extended to 6.9.1942.
10.9.1942: Ty. Lieut. Alfred L. F. Bell RNR appointed CO.
16.9.1942: Sailed Aberdeen for Tobermory.
23.10.1942: Sailed Belfast for Reykjavik with spare propeller for HMT DANEMAN (P.No.FY123).
1.1943: Joined convoy JW-52, Liverpool for Kola Inlet.
1.3.1943: Sailed Murmansk escorting convoy RA-53 bound Loch Ewe.
5.3.1943: In Norwegian Sea picked up forty-two survivors from the American steamer EXECUTIVE (4978grt/1920), cargo potassium chloride, torpedoed and sunk by U-boat (U255) in position 72.44N 11.27E.
14.3.1943: Sailed Iceland for Greenock having been delayed with defects at Seidisfjord.
4.4.1943: At Belfast assigned to operate as a rescue ship.
5.4.1943: Convoy ONS-3 comprising eighteen ships (plus others joining later), escorted by Escort Group 40 sailed Liverpool for Halifax, NS, Commodore (Capt Jeffery Elliott DSO RD RN in steamer ASHANTIAN (4,917grt/1935) (Master Charles Carter Taylor). NORTHERN GIFT (Ty/Act/LtCdr A.J. Clemence, RNR) with NORTHERN PRIDE (P.No.) (Ty/Lt Albert Richard Cornish RNR) detailed as rescue ships.
10.4.1943: Left convoy for Belfast with machinery defects.
30.5-11.7.1943: At Belfast taken in hand for refit and conversion.
From 19.7.1943: Convoy duties.
11.12.1943: Ty. Lieut. David Oliver Humphreys DCS RNVR appointed CO.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters.
5.6.1944: Sailed Solent area with Assault Convoy J15.
6.6.1944: Arrived Juno beach.
6.1944: Convoy escort duties and across the Channel in support of landings.
22/23.6.1944: Night action against E-boats.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
3.7-8.7.1944: At Portsmouth taken in hand for repairs.
12.7-27.7.1944: Taken in hand for repairs and docking.
30.9.-7.11.1944: Arrived Humber. Taken in hand at Grimsby for docking and repairs.
1945: Operating as an ocean escort.
18.6.1945: At Liverpool, “ is to be reconverted there for disposal” (AM3001198/6 refers).
20.10.1945: A Control Committee was formed to manage Hull and Grimsby trawlers which had been bought by the Admiralty pre war and were being offered for sale
back to their original owners. The owners who bought back these vessels and wanted to take part in the scheme agreed to register the trawlers under the Hull
Ice Co. Ltd and profits were shared. Management of the trawlers was given to the companies which had bought them.
1.1946: Refurbished and surveyed at Liverpool.
1.1946: Remeasured 620g 254n.
2.1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Northern Trawlers Ltd, London, managers).
2.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY169). H. Markham Cook, Grimsby appointed manager.
16.11.1946: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London.
Pre 1959: John Bennett appointed manager.
Pre 1961: John A. Butt appointed 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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13/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
10/03/2015: Picture added.
29/11/2015: Updated information.
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