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Northern Rover GY 164

Northern Rover built in Germany by Deschimag Seebeck in Bremerhaven for Mac Line Ltd Fleetwood LO 164
1937 She was transferred to Grimsby to operate with the Northern Fleet
08/1939 Requisitioned operated as a ABV she was also based at Kirkwall on Contraband Duties
05/11/1939 She was reported overdue at Kirkwall Believed to have sunk off Kirkwall
According to Toghill she was sunk by U-59

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
McDOUGALLWALTER RICHARD3005/11/1939FiremanHMT Northern Rover
MacKENZIEROBERT ARTHUR4005/11/1939First EngineerHMT Northern Rover
BAKERHAROLD WILLIAM3305/11/1939FiremanHMT Northern Rover

Her Details are

  • Official No 165344
  • Yard Number 553
  • Call Sign GYYX
  • Admiralty Number FY 4.58
  • Armament 1 x 4″, 1 x 0.303″ LMG, 2 x 0.5″ VMG
  • 655 GT 243 NT
  • Dimensions 188.1 x 28.1 x 15.5
  • Engines 1000 hp and 16 Knots

According to Rohwer it was U-59 but she was sunk 30/10/1939 at 2335 in grid ref AN 1313