HMS Northern Chief (4.34)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Deschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany)|
|End service||17 Jul 1945|
Completed in November 1936.
Lent to the United States Navy in February 1942 with Bitish crew.
Commands listed for HMS Northern Chief (4.34)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) John Gilbert Sutton, RN||10 Sep 1939||4 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Henry Kirkwood, RN||4 Feb 1940||29 Aug 1940|
|3||Lt. Norman Leslie Knight, RNR||29 Aug 1940||14 Feb 1942|
|4||T/Lt. George William Osborne Howe, RNR||14 Feb 1942||Oct 1942|
|5||Lt. John Dudley Edward Lewis, RNR||Oct 1942||Dec 1942|
|6||T/Lt. George Arthur Hartnell, RNR||Dec 1942||Ca. mid 43|
|7||Lt. Donald Stewart Watson, RNR||Ca. mid 43||Dec 1943|
|8||T/Lt. Leonard Griffin Gillham, SANF(V)||Dec 1943||25 Aug 1944|
|9||T/Lt. Alfred Kenneth Scholes, RNVR||25 Aug 1944||9 May 1945|
|10||T/Lt. Charles Alfred Power, SANF(V)||10 May 1945||17 Jul 1945|
|11||T/Lt. Charles Alfred Power, SANF(V)||10 May 1945||17 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Northern Chief include:
10 Apr 1940
HMS Northern Chief (Lt. H. Kirkwood, RN) picks up 29 survivors from the Swedish tanker Sveaborg and 32 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Tosca that were both sunk by the German U-boat U-37 north-west of the Faroe Islands and landed them in Kirkwall on 11 April.