The History of the LOCH ALVIE

Commissioned on August 10, 1944, at Dalmuir, Scotland, she carried out workups at Tobermory and joined EG 9, Londonderry, in September. Briefly based at Portsmouth and Plymouth, Loch Alvie served in U.K. waters for the duration of the war, except for a trip to Gibraltar in October and to Iceland in March, 1945, to escort convoy JW.67 to North Russia, but was detached 3 days later to escort 14 surrendered U-boats bound from Trondheim to Loch Eriboll. Like Monnow, she never saw a Canadian port. She was paid off at Sheerness on June 11 and returned to the RN, which laid her up in reserve there. She was later re-commissioned for service in Far Eastern waters, following, which she was laid up at Singapore. After being cannibalized for parts, she was broken up there in 1965.

LOCH ALVIE Statistical Data

  • Pendant: K428
  • Type: Frigate
  • Class: LOCH Class
  • Displacement: 1435 tonnes
  • Length: 307 ft
  • Width: 38.6 ft
  • Draught: 8.8 ft
  • Speed: 19 kts
  • Compliment: 8 Officers and 133 Crew
  • Arms: 1-4", 6-20mm, Squid
  • Builder: Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland
  • Keel Laid: 31-Aug-43
  • Date Launched: 14-Apr-44
  • Date Commissioned: 08-Oct-44
  • Paid off: 06-Nov-45

Keywords: HMCS LOCH ALVIE, Royal Canadian Navy Ship, Frigate, LOCH Class Class