HMS Loch Fada (K 390)
Frigate of the Loch class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1943|
|Launched||14 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Apr 1944|
|End service||27 Oct 1967|
Decommissioned on 27 October 1967.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Fada (K 390)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Benjamin Andrew Rogers, RD, RNR||4 Feb 1944||3 Sep 1945|
|2||T/Cdr. Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR||3 Sep 1945||1 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Loch Fada include:
27 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1279 was sunk in the English Channel, in position 49°46'N, 05°47'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Labuan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. V.D.H. Bidwell, DSC, RNR) and HMS Loch Fada (Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN).
27 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1018 was sunk in the Channel south of Penzance, in position 49°56'N, 05°20'W, by depth charges (Squid) from the British frigate HMS Loch Fada (Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR). Two survivors were picked up by the frigate.