HMS Loch Shin (K 421)
Frigate of the Loch class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||13 Feb 1943|
|Laid down||6 Sep 1943|
|Launched||23 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1944|
Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 3 September 1948 and renamed Taupo.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Shin (K 421)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alfred Laurence Turner, RNR||10 Mar 1944||13 Nov 1944|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Charles William Leadbetter, RNR||13 Nov 1944||Jan 1945|
|3||Cdr. John Percy de Winton Kitcat, RN||Jan 1945||6 Mar 1945|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Percy Frederick Broadhead, RNR||6 Mar 1945||31 Aug 1945|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Graham Butcher, DSC, RNVR||31 Aug 1945||21 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Loch Shin include:
4 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1014 was sunk in the North Channel east of Malin Head, in position 55°17'N, 06°44'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR), HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR), HMS Papua (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR) and HMS Loch Shin (Cdr. J.P. de W. Kitcat, RN).
- ADM 173/20181
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.