Allied Warships

HMS Norland (FY 1561)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1561 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned 1943 
End service 
History

Completed in January 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1943.
Displacement: 302 tons.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Renamed Viking Alliance in 1952.
Scrapped at Charlestown in 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Norland (FY 1561)

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CommanderFromTo
1George Henry Booth, RNR31 Aug 19401 Mar 1941
2T/Lt. James Richmond Matthews, RNR1 Mar 1941Jul 1941
3T/Skr. Richard James Knight, RNRJul 194121 Jul 1942
4T/Skr. Charles Victor Spall, RNR21 Jul 19425 Aug 1944
5T/Skr. Richard James Knight, RNR5 Aug 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Norland include:


10 Mar 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Overdale Wyke, HMS Hoxa (T/Lt. H.P Davies, RNR), HMS Okapi and HMIS Rajputana (Lt W.G. Coltham, RIN). (1)

15 Mar 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Overdale Wyke and HMS Verbena (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR). (1)

22 Mar 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Overdale Wyke, HMS Okapi and HMAS Tamworth (T/Lt. W.H. Deans, RANR(S)). (1)

1 Apr 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Tulip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR) and HMS Overdale Wyke. (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6427 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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