Allied Warships

HMS Northern Reward (4.85)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.85 
Built byDeschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in November 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 31 August 1939.
Displacement: 655 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Renamed Vordur II in 1947.
Renamed Vordur in 1947.
Foundered 170 nautical miles south of Iceland on 29 January 1950.

 

Commands listed for HMS Northern Reward (4.85)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) David Tod, RN5 Sep 193919 Jun 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR19 Jun 19401 Oct 1940
3Lt. Charles Napier Stewart, RNR1 Oct 19406 Mar 1942
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Dobson, RNR6 Mar 194221 Aug 1942
5 T/Lt. the Hon. George Charles Spencer, RNVR21 Aug 194215 Sep 1942
6T/Lt. Bryan Humfrey Craig Rodgers, RNVR15 Sep 194228 Dec 1942
7Lt. John Dodworth Weaver, RNVR28 Dec 194214 Nov 1943
8T/Lt. James Mackenzie, RNR14 Nov 19432 Sep 1944
9T/Lt. Albert James Woods, RNVR2 Sep 194428 Mar 1945
10T/Lt. John Edward Purvess, RNR28 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Northern Reward include:


6 Sep 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HNoMS Eglantine, HMS Ilfracombe (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L.D. Hoare, RNR) and HMS Northern Reward (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (1)

7 Sep 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Ilfracombe (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L.D. Hoare, RNR) and HMS Northern Reward (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (1)

9 Sep 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Northern Reward (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (2)

17 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR) and HMS Northern Reward (Lt. J.D. Weaver, RNVR). (3)

18 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN) and HMS Northern Reward (Lt. J.D. Weaver, RNVR). (3)

19 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN) and HMS Northern Reward (Lt. J.D. Weaver, RNVR). (3)

25 Jul 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Assiniboine (Cdr. K.F. Adams, RCN), HMS Abelia (Lt. F.A. Everett, RNR) and HMS Northern Reward (Lt. J.D. Weaver, RNVR). (4)

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]. (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16862
  2. ADM 173/16764
  3. ADM 173/17814
  4. ADM 173/17772
  5. ADM 173/18472

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


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