Allied Warships

HMS Loch Scavaig (K 648)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 648 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons (Bristol, U.K.): Bellis & Morcom 
Ordered25 Jan 1943 
Laid down31 Mar 1944 
Launched9 Sep 1944 
Commissioned22 Dec 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 12 August 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Loch Scavaig (K 648)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil William Hancock, RNR14 Oct 19449 Jun 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. Charles William Leadbetter, RNR9 Jun 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Loch Scavaig include:


17 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (1)

18 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (1)

4 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1014 was sunk in the North Channel east of Malin Head, in position 55°17'N, 06°44'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Loch Scavaig (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Hancock, RNR), HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR), HMS Papua (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR) and HMS Loch Shin (Cdr. J.P. de W. Kitcat, RN).

18 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Scavaig (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR). (2)

19 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Scavaig (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20187
  2. ADM 173/20366

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


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