Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Northern Princess (4.06)

British A/S trawler

Photo courtesy of Ian Scott

NameHMS Northern Princess (4.06)
Type:A/S trawler
Tonnage655 tons
Completed1936 - Deschimag Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack8 Mar 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-587 (Ulrich Borcherdt)
Position45° 22'N, 55° 59'W - Grid BB 8382
Complement38 (38 dead - no survivors)
RouteLondonderry - 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 March 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.

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