HMS Northern Wave (FY 153)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Deschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany)|
Completed in July 1936.
Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Northern Wave (FY 153)
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|1||Skr. William Richard Alward Hicks, DSC, RNR||27 Sep 1939||9 Jan 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Louis Clifford Head, RNVR||9 Jan 1940||4 Dec 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Christopher Morrison-Payne, RNVR||4 Dec 1940||14 Feb 1941|
|4||T/Lt. William Godfrey Pardoe-Matthews, RNR||14 Feb 1941||8 Mar 1943|
|5||T/Lt. John Percival Kilbee, RNR||8 Mar 1943||1 Aug 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Frederick John Robb Storey, RNVR||1 Aug 1944|
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Noteable events involving Northern Wave include:
25 Mar 1940
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. L.C. Head, RNVR) and HMS Brontes (Cdr. T.St.V.F. Tyler (retired), RN) together pick up 25 survivors from the British tanker Daghestan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-57 nine nautical miles east of Copinsay, Orkneys in position 58°47'N, 02°46'W.
16 Apr 1942
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) picks up 28 survivors from the British merchant Empire Howard that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-403 north-west of North Cape in position 73°48'N, 21°50'E.
3 Feb 1943
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) picks up 4 survivors from the American merchant Greylock that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 70°52'N, 00°21'W. The Greylock was later sunk by gunfire by one of the escorts.
17 May 1943
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Aymeric that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-657 east of Cape Farewell in position 59?42'N, 41?39'W.
8 Sep 1944
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. F.J.R. Storey, RNVR) picks up 51 survivors from the British tanker Empire Heritage and 41 survivors from the British rescue ship Pinto that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-482 north-northeast of Tory Island in position 55°27'N, 08°01'W.