Allied Warships

HMS Northern Foam (4.76)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byDeschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany) 
Laid down 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed in September 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 29 August 1939.
Displacement: 655 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Scrapped at Dunston in 1964.


Commands listed for HMS Northern Foam (4.76)

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1Lt. George William Houchen, RNR5 Sep 1939Oct 1940
2T/Lt. Martin Todd, RNROct 1940early 1942
3T/Lt. Keir Francis Rasmussen, RNRearly 19429 Jul 1942
4T/Lt. Bryan Webster Harris, RNVR9 Jul 194218 Oct 1943
5T/Lt. John Alexander Crockett, RNR18 Oct 1943

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Notable events involving Northern Foam include:

23 Sep 1943
HMS Northern Foam (Lt. H.G. Ross) picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Fort Jemseg and 43 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Skjelbred that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-238 in the North Atlantic, south-southeast of Cape Farewell, in position 53°18'N, 40°24'W.

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