HMS Loch Katrine (K 625)
Frigate of the Loch class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Plenty|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||31 Dec 1943|
|Launched||21 Aug 1944|
|Commissioned||29 Dec 1944|
Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 7 July 1949 and renamed Rotoiti.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Katrine (K 625)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ronald Albert Cherry, RNR||14 Oct 1944||9 Feb 1945|
|2||Cdr. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN||9 Feb 1945||23 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Loch Katrine include:
23 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Katrine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR), HMS Vestal (Lt. C.W. Porter, DSC, RN) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (1)
27 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMS Loch Quoich (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, DSC, RN) and HMS Loch Katrine (Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (2)
2 Mar 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMS Loch Quoich (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, DSC, RN) and HMS Loch Katrine (Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (3)
- ADM 173/20187
- ADM 173/20257
- ADM 173/20258
- ADM 173/20366
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.