HMS Northern Rover (4.58)
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Northern Rover (4.58)|
|Completed||1936 - Deschimag Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven|
|Date of attack||30 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||59° 57'N, 4° 24'W - Grid AN 1313|
|Complement||27 (27 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Kirkwall - patrol area - Kirkwall|
|History||Completed in October 1936 as steam trawler Northern Rover (LO 164) for Mac Line Ltd (Lever Brothers Ltd), London. 1937 transferred to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London. In August 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty and used as armed boarding vessel, based in Kirkwall for Contraband Duties. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.35 hours on 30 Oct 1939, HMS Northern Rover (4.58) (Lt M.H. Macpherson, RN) was hit by one torpedo from U-59 and sank about 100 miles west of Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands. The commander, three officers and 23 ratings were lost.
|On board||We have details of 27 people who were on board.|
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