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Northern Pride GY 169

Northern Pride built in Germany by Deschimag Seebeck Bremerhaven for Mac Line Ltd of Fleetwood LO 104 Being one of 15 ships for the reparation program
1937 she was transferred to Grimsby with the Northern Fleet
08/1939 Requisitioned as an A/S Trawler
She was based at Milford Haven before joining the Northern Patrol based up at kirkwall the 11th A/S Strike Force1941 she took part in the Norwegian campaign
During a patrol in the Atlantic off the West Coast of Ireland she was attacked by the Italian Submarine Bagnolini firing multiple Torpedoes Luckily all missed In the same year she was moved to the Russian Convoys escorting merchant ships to Murmansk06/1944 She was with the Solent Force J15 an Escort vessel for the D-Day Landings Arriving 06/06 at Juno Beach Later on 23rd she saw action again but this time it was against the German E boats
During the final years of the conflict she was used mainly as an Ocean Transport vessel

Photo supplied by Photomarine collection

 Below are copies of the logs during WW2

11/1945 Returned back to the owners and reverted to a Trawler The alterations were carried out at Liverpool
Registry was changed in 1946 to GY 169
During her time there was 1 casualty Bernard Howlett 15/06/1937

Here are the Details

  • Official No 164667
  • Yard No 545
  • Call Sign GYYC
  • Admiralty Number FY 105
  • Armament 1 x 4″, 2 x 0.303″, LMG 2 x 1, 2 x 0.5″ VMG 1 x 2 
  • 620 GT 254 NT During the war GT increased to 655 and NT to 243
  • Dimensions 188.1 x 28.1 x 15.5
  • 1000 hp Triple expansion & Low pressure turbine 16 Knots
  • Funnel Colours Grey with black top separated by white band

 The vessel being finally scrapped in 1964 at Gateshead