HMS Northern Princess (4.06)
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Northern Princess (4.06)|
|Completed||1936 - Deschimag Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-587 (Ulrich Borcherdt)|
|Position||45.22N, 55.59W - Grid BB 8382|
|Complement||38 (38 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Londonderry - USA|
|History||Completed in December 1936 as steam trawler Northern Princess (LO 170) for Mac Line Ltd (Lever Brothers Ltd), London. 1937 transferred to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London. In September 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty and used as armed boarding vessel. Converted to an A/S trawler before loaned to the US Navy in February 1942. |
|Notes on event|
On 8 Mar, 1942, HMS Northern Princess (4.06) (Lt D.B. Phillipson, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-587 off the Grand Banks, Newfoundland. The vessel was reported missing after she was seen for the last time at 20.43 hours on 7 March in 45°22N/55°59W. The commander, three officers and 34 ratings were lost.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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