HMS Northern Gift (4.50)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Deschimag (Bremerhaven, Germany)|
Completed in November 1936.
Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Northern Gift (4.50)
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|1||Lt. (retired) Martin Hugh Macpherson, RN||15 Sep 1939||26 Sep 1939|
|2||S.Lt. Alexander Gordon Scott, RNR||26 Sep 1939||11 Jun 1940|
|3||Lt. Thomas Edward Davies, RNR||11 Jun 1940||late 1940|
|4||Lt. Reginald John Stokes, RNR||late 1940||Feb 1941|
|5||Lt. Neville Acon, RNR||Feb 1941||3 Jan 1942|
|6||T/Lt. Alfred John Clemence, RNR||3 Jan 1942||12 Apr 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Peter Thompson Clothier, RNVR||12 Apr 1943||Jan 1944|
|8||T/Lt. Frederick Noel Bentley, RNVR||Jan 1944||25 Sep 1944|
|9||T/Lt. James Norman Balliol Laine, RNVR||25 Sep 1944|
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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)
- ADM 173/17926
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.