Allied Warships

HMCS Loch Alvie (K 428)

Frigate of the Loch class

HMCS Loch Alvie during or shortly after the war.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 428 
Built byBarclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered2 Feb 1943 
Laid down31 Aug 1943 
Launched14 Jan 1944 
Commissioned10 Aug 1944 
End service11 Jun 1945 

During her wartime career she mostly served on convoy duty between Iceland and Murmansk, Russia.

Decommissioned 11 June 1945.
Returned to the Royal Navy in November 1945. Used for spare parts.
Scrapped in 1965.


Commands listed for HMCS Loch Alvie (K 428)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ernest George Old, RCNR6 May 194411 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Loch Alvie include:

6 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR), HMCS Nene (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Alvie (T/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Old, RCNR). (1)

26 Mar 1945
Around 0730A/26, the aircraft maintenance carrier HMS Pioneer (Capt. H.S. Murray-Smith, RN) departed Belfast for the Clyde where she arrived in the afternoon. She was escorted by the frigates HMS Mounsey (?) and HMCS Loch Alvie (T/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Old, RCNR). (2)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/20257
  2. ADM 53/121992

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

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