Allied Warships

HMS Loch Craggie (K 609)

Frigate of the Loch class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassLoch 
PennantK 609 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered2 Feb 1943 
Laid down28 Dec 1943 
Launched23 May 1944 
Commissioned23 Oct 1944 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 8 July 1963.  

Commands listed for HMS Loch Craggie (K 609)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Lyndon Livsey Davies, RNVR1 Sep 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Loch Craggie include:


19 Nov 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) served as target. (1)

3 Dec 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN), HMS Deane (A/Lt.Cdr. V.A. Hickson, DSO, RN) and HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) served as targets. (2)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR), HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR) and HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR). (3)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (3)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (4)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18627
  2. ADM 173/18628
  3. ADM 173/19424
  4. ADM 173/19302

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


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