HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

 

Loch Class Frigate

 


 

HMS LOCH MORLICH K517

Click on the above photo to view a larger image

 

Laid down: 15 Jul 1943

Launched: 25 Jan 1944

Transferred to RCN

Commissioned: 17 Jul 1944

Paid off: 20 Jun 1945

Returned to RN: 20 Jun 1945

Transferred to Royal New Zealand Navy: 01 Apr 1949

Commissioned: 19 April 1949

Paid off: Sep 1951

Fate: Broken up in 1966

 

Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., at Wallsend-on-Tyne, she was commissioned there on 17 Jul 1944. She joined EG 6 at Londonderry in Sep 1944 after working up at Tobermory, LOCH MORLICH remained with the group in U.K. waters until the end of the war, based for short periods at Portsmouth and Plymouth. In Apr 1945, the group was transferred to Halifax and LOCH MORLICH went along, but left on 29 May 1945 for Sheerness where, with LOCH ACHANALT, she was paid off on 20 Jun 1945 and returned to the RN. She lay in reserve at Sheerness until 1949, when she was sold to the Royal New Zealand Navy and commissioned as HMNZS TUTIRE F517. Paid off in 1951, she was broken up at Hong Kong in 1966.

 


 

Ship's company photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

A/LCdr Leslie Lewendon Foxall, RCNR - 17 Jul 1944 - unk

 

LCdr E.G. Old, RCNR - unk  - 25 May 1945

 

A/Cdr Thomas Gilmour, RCNR - 26 May 1945 - 20 June 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Bell, Clinton Alexander, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 04 May 1944  / 17 Jul 1944

 

Christie, Harold Alexander, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Jul 1944

 

Clark, Daniel Fletcher, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944  / 17 Mar 1944

 

Fortier, Thomas De Blois, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944  / 17 Jul 1944

Foxall, Leslie Lewendon, A/LCdr, RCNR, CO - 06 Mar 1944  / 17 Mar 1944

 

Gagnon, Jacques, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 / 17 Jul 1944

 

Graham, Judd

 

La Rue, Georges Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 / 17 Mar 1944

Sweatman, Alan, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jul 1944

 

Sutherland, Robert - 1944 - 1945  The Memory Project

 

Todd, William Lawrence, Lt (E), RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 / 17 Jul 1944

 

Wallace, Ronald Joseph, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMS LOCH MORLICH secured to a buoy on the Tyne

 

Source: IWM Ministry of Defence Foxhill Collections of ship photographs FL6042

Russell Robinson on HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

 

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Unknown sailor on HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

 

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Russell Robinson (standing, facing camera) on HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

 

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Unknown sailors on HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

 

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Unknown sailors on HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

 

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Unknown ships at St. John's, Newfoundland

 

Photo taken from HMCS LOCH MORLICH

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Royal Navy frigate HMS Riou K557

 

Photo taken from HMCS LOCH MORLICH

From the collection of Russell Robinson

Courtesy of Paul Robinson

Cecil Tardiff sitting on a depth charge thrower on HMCS LOCH MORICH

 

From the collection of Cecil Tardiff, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Geoff Smith

 


 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT