Allied Warships

HMS Northern Gift (4.50)

ASW Trawler

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

Completed in November 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 1 September 1940.
Displacement: 655 tons.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Renamed Kari in 1947.
Renamed Gronland in 1950.
Scrapped at Hamburg, Germany on 7 March 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Northern Gift (4.50)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1Lt. (retired) Martin Hugh Macpherson, RN15 Sep 193926 Sep 1939
2S.Lt. Alexander Gordon Scott, RNR26 Sep 193911 Jun 1940
3Lt. Thomas Edward Davies, RNR11 Jun 1940late 1940
4Lt. Reginald John Stokes, RNRlate 1940Feb 1941
5Lt. Neville Acon, RNRFeb 19413 Jan 1942
6T/Lt. Alfred John Clemence, RNR3 Jan 194212 Apr 1943
7T/Lt. Peter Thompson Clothier, RNVR12 Apr 1943Jan 1944
8T/Lt. Frederick Noel Bentley, RNVRJan 194425 Sep 1944
9T/Lt. James Norman Balliol Laine, RNVR25 Sep 1944

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Northern Gift include:

21 Apr 1943
HMS Northern Gift (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Clemence, RNR) picks up 58 survivors from the British merchant Ashantian that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-415 in the North Atlantic in position 55°46'N, 45°14'W.

3 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR), HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR), HMS Northern Gift (T/Lt. P.T. Clothier, RNVR) and HMS Geranium (T/Lt. A.R.J. Tilston, DSC, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17926

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

Return to the Allied Warships section