Allied Warships

HMS Northern Sun (4.18)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byDeschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany)  
Laid down 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
HistoryCompleted in September 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 31 August 1939.
Displacement: 655 tons.

Returend to her owner on 12 December 1945.  

Commands listed for HMS Northern Sun (4.18)

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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Ronald Robertson Lyle, RN10 Sep 193931 Jan 1940
2Lt. Leonard Charles Hill, OBE, RNR31 Jan 194026 Apr 1940
3T/S.Lt. Thomas Bruce Stewart Brown, RNVR26 Apr 194019 Jun 1940
4Lt. James Andrew, RNR19 Jun 1940Oct 1941
5T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNROct 1941Jan 1942
6T/Lt. William Gilbert Nigel Aplin, RNRJan 194223 Jun 1943
7T/Lt. Harry Meredith, RNVR23 Jun 194311 Feb 1944
8T/Lt. Stanley Grant Fowler, RNR11 Feb 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Northern Sun include:

17 Oct 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Chelmer (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR), HMS Grassholm (T/Lt. J.A. Antonsen, RNR), HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, DSC, RN) and HMS Northern Sun (T/Lt. H. Meredith, RNVR), (1)

5 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. D.O. Humphreys, DSC, RNVR), HMS Northern Sun (T/Lt. S.G. Fowler, RNR), HMS Northern Reward (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMCS Regina (T/Lt. J.W. Radford, RCNR), HMCS Owen Sound (T/Skr.Lt. J.M. Watson, RCNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 28]. (2)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/18472

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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