The Northern Princess was built in Germany by Deusche A & M Ag at Bremen in 1936 for Mac Line Ltd of Fleetwood.
She was Transferred to Grimsby in 1937 and fished with the Northern Fleet of Trawlers.
Requisitioned in 1939 as an Armed Boarding Vessel and an Anti Submarine Trawler.
She was lost on 07/03/1942 whilst on loan to the US Navy off Newfoundland West Atlantic.
She was one of a fleet of trawlers that sailed from Londonderry in February for the USA
She was believed to be lost off the Grand Banks when she ran into thick fog.
She disappeared over night and her loss According to Rohwer was torpedoed by U 587 in grid ref BB83 at 45 22N/ 55 59 W at 2043 hrs.
Copies of the ships logs to follow
|Surname||Forenames||Age at Death||Date of Death||Rank||Boat|
|WALKER||HAROLD||38||04/11/1939||Seaman Cook||HMT Northern Princess|
Here are the Details
- LO 170
- Official No 165375
- 655 GT 243 NT
- Call Sign GYYY
- Pennant FY 4.06
- Yard No 568
- Dimensions 188.1 x 28.1 x 15.5
- Foc’sle 31′