HMS Northern Wave (FY 153)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Deschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany)|
Completed in July 1936.
Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Northern Wave (FY 153)
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|1||Skr. William Richard Alward Hicks, RNR||27 Sep 1939||9 Jan 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Louis Clifford Head, RNVR||9 Jan 1940||4 Dec 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Christopher Morrison-Payne, RNVR||4 Dec 1940||14 Feb 1941|
|4||T/Lt. William Godfrey Pardoe-Matthews, RNR||14 Feb 1941||8 Mar 1943|
|5||T/Lt. John Percival Kilbee, RNR||8 Mar 1943||1 Aug 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Frederick John Robb Storey, RNVR||1 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Northern Wave include:
25 Mar 1940
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. L.C. Head, RNVR) and HMS Brontes (Cdr. T.St.V.F. Tyler (retired), RN) together pick up 25 survivors from the British tanker Daghestan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-57 nine nautical miles east of Copinsay, Orkneys in position 58°47'N, 02°46'W.
5 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Northern Gem (Skr.Lt. W.J.V. Mullender, DSC, RNR) and HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (2)
16 Apr 1942
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) picks up 28 survivors from the British merchant Empire Howard that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-403 north-west of North Cape in position 73°48'N, 21°50'E.
3 Feb 1943
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) picks up 4 survivors from the American merchant Greylock that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 70°52'N, 00°21'W. The Greylock was later sunk by gunfire by one of the escorts.
3 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RD, RNR), HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR), HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR) and HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR). (7)
4 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR), ? (can't read the ships name in Upstart's log), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR) and HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR). (7)
17 May 1943
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Aymeric that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-657 east of Cape Farewell in position 59°42'N, 41°39'W.
2 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki, ORP), HMS Malcolm (Lt. I.M. Clegg, RN), HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR) and HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (8)
16 Nov 1943
With the repairs to her periscope standards, the installation of new periscopes and some work on her battery completed, HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR), departed Barrow for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR). (9)
8 Sep 1944
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. F.J.R. Storey, RNVR) picks up 51 survivors from the British tanker Empire Heritage and 41 survivors from the British rescue ship Pinto that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-482 north-northeast of Tory Island in position 55°27'N, 08°01'W.
- ADM 173/16780
- File 2.12.03.6367 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16783
- ADM 173/16794
- ADM 173/17466
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/18373
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18021
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.