HMS Loch Monteith (FY 135)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||19 May 1936|
Completed in June 1936.
Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Monteith (FY 135)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Francis Rupert Pope, RNR||19 Oct 1939||27 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt. Joseph Eric Woolfenden, RNR||27 Mar 1940||14 Jun 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Logie James Simpson, RNR||14 Jun 1940||18 Dec 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Kenneth Walter Richardson, RNR||18 Dec 1940||27 Nov 1944|
|5||T/Lt. William Easton Turner, RNVR||27 Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Loch Monteith include:
9 Feb 1940
HMS Loch Monteith (Lt.Cdr. F.R. Pope, RNR) picks up 62 survivors from the British merchant Chagres that was sunk after hitting a mine laid on 6 January 1940 by German U-boat U-30 5.5 nautical miles bearing 270° from the Bar Light Vessel off Liverpool in approximate position 53°33'N, 03°25'W.
9 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) that was to proceed to Scapa Flow.
They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) took over the escort of K XIV near Scapa Flow. They then proceeded south through the Minches towards Holy Loch.
30 Nov 1943
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with the Norwegian submarine HNoMS Ula (Lt. S. Valvatne). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (2)
24 Apr 1944
At 0700 hours HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort of HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSO, DSC, RN) and HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) to Dundee. (3)
- ADM 199/627
- ADM 199/1838
- ADM 173/18737
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.