Allied Warships

HMS Loch Killin (K 391)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 391 
Built byBurntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Burntisland, Scotland): Rowan 
Ordered6 Mar 1943 
Laid down22 Jun 1943 
Launched29 Nov 1943 
Commissioned12 Apr 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 24 August 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Loch Killin (K 391)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Stanley Darling, RANVR22 Nov 194322 Jun 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil William Hancock, RNR22 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Loch Killin include:


30 Apr 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR). (1)

16 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Evenlode (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.B. Medlycott, RNR), HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR), HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Tunsberg Castle. (2)

20 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR) and HMS Caprice (Lt.Cdr. G.W. McKendrick, RN). (2)

25 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, DSO, RN), HMS Caprice (Lt.Cdr. G.W. McKendrick, RN) and HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR). (2)

27 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR), HMS Duncan (Lt. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (2)

30 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR) and HMS Duncan (Lt. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN). (2)

31 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-333 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of the Scilly Isles, in position 49°39'N, 07°28'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Starling (Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RNR) and the British frigate HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR).

6 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-736 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Lorient, France, in position 47°19'N, 04°16'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR).

6 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (T/Lt. A.C. Martyn, RNVR). (3)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.D. Weldon, RCNVR), HMCS Stellarton (T/Lt. M.G. McCarthy, RCNVR), HMCS Orkney (Cdr. J.M. Rowland, DSO, RN) and HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, DSC and Bar, RANVR). (4)

15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1063 was sunk in the English Channel west of Land?s End, in position 50°08'54"N, 03°53'24"W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, DSC and Bar, RANVR).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19191
  2. ADM 173/19192
  3. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/20127

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


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