Allied Warships

HMS Lossie (K 303)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 303 
Built byCanadian Vickers (Montreal, Canada) 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down2 Oct 1942 
Launched30 Apr 1943 
Commissioned14 Aug 1943 
End service 

Was to be built in Canada for the United States Navy but transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend-lease program.

Returned to the U.S.N. 26 January 1946.  

Commands listed for HMS Lossie (K 303)

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1Lt.Cdr. Archibald Frederick MacFie, OBE, RD, RNR14 Aug 1943Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Lossie include:

20 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lossie (Lt.Cdr. A.F. MacFie, OBE, RNR). (1)

21 Jan 1944
HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Lossie (Lt.Cdr. A.F. MacFie, OBE, RNR) then anchored at Moville. (2)

3 Jun 1944
During 3/4 June 1944, HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Trincomalee with the Indian sloop HMIS Cauvery (A/Cdr. F.F.W. Harvey, RIN) and the British frigates HMS Lossie (Lt.Cdr. A.F. MacFie, OBE, RNR), HMS Findhorn (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dawson, RD, RNR) and HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR). (3)

4 Jun 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises with off Trinocomalee together with HMS Lossie (Lt.Cdr. A.F. MacFie, OBE, RNR). (4)


  1. ADM 173/18491
  2. ADM 173/19199
  3. ADM 173/19049
  4. ADM 173/18785

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

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