Allied Warships

HMS Loch Dunvegan (K 425)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 425 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons (Bristol, U.K.) : Fletcher 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down29 Sep 1943 
Launched25 Mar 1944 
Commissioned30 Jun 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 25 August 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Loch Dunvegan (K 425)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Edward Wheeler, RD, RNR21 Feb 194412 Aug 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey William McGuiness, RNR12 Aug 19459 May 1946

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Notable events involving Loch Dunvegan include:


24 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-354 was sunk in the Barents Sea north-east of North Cape, in position 72°49'N, 30°41'E, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN) and the British frigate HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR).

14 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-989 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea north of the Shetland Islands, in position 61°36'N, 01°35'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR).

5 Mar 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN) and HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20181

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


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