Allied Warships

HMS Loch More (K 639)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 639 
Built byCaledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair 
Ordered2 Feb 1943 
Laid down16 Mar 1944 
Launched3 Oct 1944 
Commissioned24 Feb 1945 
End service 
History

Scrapped 27 August 1963.  

Commands listed for HMS Loch More (K 639)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Robert Arthur Dillon Cambridge, DSC, RD, RNR14 Oct 194417 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Loch More include:


11 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Prompt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.K. Hart, RANVR), HMS Jaseur (T/Lt. R. Kell, RNVR), HMS Loch More (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Weston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Chipman, RCNVR). (1)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch More (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Weston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Chipman, RCNVR) and HMS Aire (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A., DSC, RNR). (1)

12 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1024 was captured on 12 April 1945 in the Irish Sea south of Isle of Man, in position 53°39'N, 05°03'W by the British frigates HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN) and HMS Loch More (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RD, RNR). The frigates attempted to tow her to port but the boat sank while underway on 13 April 1945.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20143

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


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