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LORD NUFFIELD H473
Built
1937
Cochrane`s Selby
Off Number
165665
Length Ft
161.3
Tons Gross
464
Yard Number
1183
Breadth Ft
26.6
Tons Net
202
Launched
27 04 1937
Draught
14.1
Hp
112HP
Registered
July 1937
Engine Builder
Amos & Smith
Knots
K
Registered LORD NUFFIELD H473 Owners Pickering & Haldanes Steam Trawler Co Ltd
  HMT LORD NUFFIELD Owners 1939 - 1945 Admiralty
  LORD NUFFIELD H473 Owners 1945 Lord Line Ltd Hull
  LORD NUFFIELD FD 88 Owners 1964 Wyre Trawlers Ltd Fleetwood
    Owners  
Fate : 1967 Scrapped
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1939
FY221
Anti-Submarine
1945
10 Nov 1942 Whilst Steaming from Oran to Algiers alone the Lord Nuffield picked up a Asdic Contact. The submarine surfaced close to Lord Nuffield and then immediately dived again, the Nuffields depth charges raining down as it did so. A search was made and again the submarine surfaced the crew heading for their deck guns, the Nuffield already had all guns trained on the submarine and immediately a salvo of 4 inch shell headed for the submarine the third been a direct hita, the forward gun of the submarine replied to Nuffields shells but to no effect, all guns on the Nuffield were firing and hitting their targets, whereupon the submariners waved their arms in a posture of surrender. As the Nuffield closed on the submarine she could see that it was sinking men were throwing themselves into the water, shortly after the vessel sunk beneath the waves. the 49 survivors of the submarine were picked up by the Nuffield and transported to Algiers Italian Submarine EMO commanded by T.V Giuseppe Franco is scuttled after an attack by armed trawler Lord Nuffield.
 

 

Fact File

15 Dec 1949 Skipper Hawkridge of the Lord Nuffield H473 was charged with fishing in Norwegian waters ordered to pay a fine of £750 or 60 days imprisonment

Last of the pre war Lord vessels to be scrapped

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
WOOD THOMAS JOHN . HMT LORD NUFFIELD . Engineman 16 April 1945 ? .
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HAWKRIDGE K . LORD NUFFIELD H473 . Skipper 1949 .
HALL H W . LORD NUFFIELD H473 . Skipper 1950`s .
MASON FRANCIS . LORD NUFFIELD H473 . Sparehand 1938 .
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MAIR DAVID . HMT LORD NUFFIELD . Skipper Lieutenant Nov 1942 War Service
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