HMS Loch Dunvegan (K 425)
Frigate of the Loch class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons (Bristol, U.K.) : Fletcher|
|Ordered||19 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||29 Sep 1943|
|Launched||25 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1944|
Scrapped 25 August 1960.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Dunvegan (K 425)
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|1||Cdr. Edward Wheeler, RD, RNR||21 Feb 1944||12 Aug 1945|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey William McGuiness, RNR||12 Aug 1945||9 May 1946|
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Noteable events involving Loch Dunvegan include:
24 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-354 was sunk in the Barents Sea north-east of North Cape, in position 72°49'N, 30°41'E, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR), the British frigate HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR) and the British destroyer HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR). (see map)
14 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-989 was sunk in the Northern Sea at the Faeroe Islands, in position 61°36'N, 01°35'W by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR). (see map)