Allied Warships

HMS Northern Pride (FY 105)

ASW Trawler


HMT Northern Pride while escorting the convoy RA-53. Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-15416

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 105 
Built byDeschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in June 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 655 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun, 2 .5" AA (1x2), 2 MG AA (2x1).

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Scrapped at Gateshead in 1964.

 

Commands listed for HMS Northern Pride (FY 105)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Horace Charles Aisthorpe, RNR27 Sep 19391 Jan 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Dermod James Boris Jewitt, RN1 Jan 194027 Mar 1940
3T/Lt. Andrew Alan Campbell, RNR27 Mar 194027 Aug 1941
4Lt. Patrick Varwell Collings, RNR27 Aug 194113 Nov 1941
5T/Lt. Albert Richard Cornish, RNR13 Nov 194110 Sep 1942
6T/Lt. Alfred Leslie Ferdinand Bell, RNR10 Sep 194211 Dec 1943
7T/Lt. David Oliver Humphreys, DSC, RNVR11 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving Northern Pride include:


13 Jun 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.A. Campbell, RNR). (1)

24 Jul 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. P.S. Skelton, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.A. Campbell, RNR). (2)

24 Feb 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN), HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) and HMS Graph (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay / Holy Loch for Londonderry. They were escorted by HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.R. Cornish, RNR). (3)

11 Oct 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) departed Holy Loch for passage to Sheerness. The passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) and HMS P 221 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) that were both to proceed to Gibraltar. They were escorted by HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR). (4)

10 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR). (5)

5 Mar 1943
HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR) picks up 42 survivors from the American merchant Executive that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 72°44'N, 11°27'E.

16 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Weston (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR). (6)

17 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR), HMS Borage (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR), HMS Hurricane (Cdr. E.C. Bayldon, DSC, RN), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR). (7)

18 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO, RD, RNR), HMS Egret, HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. R.V.E. Case, DSO, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR), HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR). (7)

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]. (8)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16730
  2. ADM 173/16719
  3. File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/17499
  5. ADM 173/17790
  6. ADM 173/17927
  7. ADM 173/17773
  8. ADM 173/18472

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


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