Allied Warships

HMS Northern Rover (4.58)

ASW Trawler


Photo courtesy of Trevor Hallifax

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.58 
Built byDeschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany)  
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedSep 1939 
Lost30 Oct 1939 
Loss position59° 57'N, 4° 24'W
HistoryCompleted in October 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 27 August 1939.
Displacement: 655 tons.

Torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-59 about 100 miles west of Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands in position 59.57'N, 04.24'W on 30 October 1939.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 30 Oct 1939 by U-59 (J├╝rst).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Northern Rover

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1Lt. (retired) Martin Hugh Macpherson, RN27 Sep 193930 Oct 1939 (+)

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