Allied Warships

HMS Loch Scavaig (K 648)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 648 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons (Bristol, U.K.): Bellis & Morcom 
Ordered25 Jan 1943 
Laid down31 Mar 1944 
Launched9 Sep 1944 
Commissioned22 Dec 1944 
End service 

Scrapped 12 August 1965.


Commands listed for HMS Loch Scavaig (K 648)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil William Hancock, RNR14 Oct 19449 Jun 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. Charles William Leadbetter, RNR9 Jun 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Loch Scavaig 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).

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