HMS Loch Tarbert (K 431)
Frigate of the Loch class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||30 Nov 1943|
|Launched||19 Oct 1944|
|Commissioned||22 Feb 1945|
Scrapped 18 September 1959.
Commands listed for HMS Loch Tarbert (K 431)
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|1||Lt. David Grant Matthews, RN||8 Jan 1945||21 Mar 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Graham Butcher, DSC, RNVR||21 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
|3||Lt. David Grant Matthews, RN||mid 1945||23 Jul 1945|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Walter Smith Thomson, OBE, RNR||23 Jul 1945||Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Loch Tarbert include:
15 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN), HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) and HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) departed Tobermory for Loch Alsh. They were escorted by HMS Loch Tarbert (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/20127
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.