Allied Warships

HMS Northern Isles (4.25)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.25 
Built byDeschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned5 Sep 1939 
Lost19 Jan 1945 
History

Completed in December 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 28 August 1939.
Displacement: 655 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Lent to the United States Navy in February 1942 to operate of the US East coast under USN control.
Returned to RN control in October 1942.

HMS Northern Isles (T/Lt. David LeFleming Dobson, RNVR) was beached and lost off Durban, south Africa on 19 January 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Northern Isles (4.25)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Derik Sidney Alfred Hewett, RNR5 Sep 193925 Nov 1939
2Lt. Joseph Frank Twite, RNR25 Nov 19396 Oct 1940
3Lt. Alexander Gordon Scott, RNR6 Oct 1940Feb 1942
4T/Lt. John Maurice Baldry, RNVRFeb 1942Jan 1944
5T/Lt. Arthur Robert James Tilston, DSC, SANF(V)Jan 19441 Aug 1944
6T/Lt. David LeFleming Dobson, RNVR1 Aug 1944

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