Allied Warships

HMS Loch Glendhu (K 619)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 619 
Built byBurntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Burntisland, Scotland): Rowan 
Ordered2 Feb 1943 
Laid down29 May 1944 
Launched18 Oct 1944 
Commissioned23 Feb 1945 
End service 
History

Scrapped on 14 November 1957.  

Commands listed for HMS Loch Glendhu (K 619)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edric Guy Philip Bromfield Knapton, RN16 Dec 1944Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Loch Glendhu include:


15 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Achray (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.H. Stammers, RNVR), HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN) and HMS Aire (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A., DSC, RNR). (1)

16 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Achray (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.H. Stammers, RNVR), HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN) and HMS Aire (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A., DSC, RNR). (1)

21 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mounsey, HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN), HMS Welcome (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Downing, RNVR) and HMS Felicity (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.F. Harmer-Elliot, RNVR). (2)

22 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mounsey and HMS Loch Glendhu (Lt.Cdr. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN). Also a practice attack was carried out during which HMS Loch Achray (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.H. Stammers, RNVR) served as the target. (2)

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
  2. File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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