Allied Warships

HMCS Loch Achanalt (K 424)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 424 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) 
Ordered24 Jul 1942 
Laid down13 Sep 1943 
Launched23 Mar 1944 
Commissioned31 Jul 1944 
End service20 Jun 1945 
History

Decommissioned 20 June 1945 and returned tp the Royal Navy.
Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 3 september 1948 being renamed HMNZS Pukaki.
Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1965.
Scrapped in 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Loch Achanalt (K 424)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Richard Wallace Hart, RCNVR8 May 194424 Mar 1945
2T/Lt. Richard James Belt, RCNVR25 Mar 194520 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Loch Achanalt include:


23 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (1)

27 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (1)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (1)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (2)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19420
  2. ADM 173/19421

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


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