Allied Warships

HMS Loch Katrine (K 625)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 625 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Plenty 
Ordered25 Jan 1943 
Laid down31 Dec 1943 
Launched21 Aug 1944 
Commissioned29 Dec 1944 
End service 
History

Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 7 July 1949 and renamed Rotoiti.
Decommissioned in August 1965.
Sold to be broken up for scrap in September 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMS Loch Katrine (K 625)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ronald Albert Cherry, RNR14 Oct 19449 Feb 1945
2Cdr. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN9 Feb 194523 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Loch Katrine include:


19 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) and HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR). (1)

22 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) and HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR). (1)

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)

3 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Quoich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E.B. Healy, RNVR) and HMS Loch Katrine (Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (4)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Quoich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E.B. Healy, RNVR) and HMS Loch Katrine (Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20187
  2. ADM 173/20257
  3. ADM 173/20258
  4. ADM 173/20366

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


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