HMS Loch Oskaig (FY 175)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||16 Mar 1937|
Completed in April 1937.
Used as an Armed Boarding Vessel (ABV) from May 1941.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Oskaig (FY 175)
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|1||Ch.Skr. John Culbertson Anderson, RNR||Dec 1939||20 Jan 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Logie James Simpson, RNR||20 Jan 1940||14 Jun 1940|
|3||Lt. Joseph Eric Woolfenden, RNR||14 Jun 1940||18 Oct 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Stanley Darling, RANVR||18 Oct 1940||30 Sep 1941|
|5||T/Lt. Edwin Stanley Robert Swan, RNVR||30 Sep 1941||Feb 1942|
|6||T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNR||Feb 1942||late 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Edward Alfred Norris, RNVR||late 1943||14 Apr 1944|
|8||T/Lt. John Hedley Lynes, RNVR||14 Apr 1944|
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Notable events involving Loch Oskaig include:
12 Nov 1942
In the evening of 12 November 1942 HrMs Isaac Sweers (Capt. W. Harmsen, RNN) and HMS Porcupine (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN) both fuelled from 'Force R' which was made up of the tankers Dingledale (8145 GRT, built 1941, master R.T. Duthie) and Brown Ranger (3417 GRT, built 1941, master D.B.C. Ralph). Escort for this force was provided by the corvette HMS Coreopsis (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Davies, RNVR) and four A/S trawlers, HMS Arctic Ranger (Skr. J.F. Banks, RNR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. A.R.F. Pelling, RNR), HMS Loch Oskaig (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) and HMS St. Nectan (Lt. J.B. Osborne, RANVR).
The destroyers were to join 'Force H' at sea but were ordered to remain with 'Force R' during the night.
5 Mar 1943
HMS Loch Oskaig (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British steam merchant Empire Tower that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-130 northwest of Lisbon in position 43°50'N, 14°46'W.
7 Apr 1944
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Chrysolite (A/Skr.Lt. J. Main, RNR), HMS Loch Oskaig (T/Lt. E.A. Norris, RNVR), HMS Pink (Lt. W.K. Tadman, RNR) and HMS Kilbirnie (T/Lt. E.R.H. Seddon, RNVR). These were followed by night A/S exercises with aircraft. (1)
- ADM 173/19337
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.