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by Lt Cdr Geoffrey B Mason RN (Rtd) (c) 2005

HMS LOCH KILLISPORT (K 628) - Loch-class Frigate

HMS Loch Insh, sister-ship (Navy Photos, click to enlarge)

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LOCH-Class Twin Screw Frigate ordered from Harland & Wolf , Belfast on 2nd February 1943 and laid down as Job No J3353 (Yard No 1248) on 28th December 1943. The ship was  launched en 6th July 1944 as the 1st  RN ship to bear the name, that of  the Gaelic named Loch Caolisport in Argyllshire. Taken in tow to Liverpool, fitting-out was carried out at Liverpool in the Builder’s yard and completed on 9th July 1944.


G e o g r a p h i c   D a t a

Sea Loch in Argyllshire

Grid Reference: NR7314


B a t t l e   H o n o u r s



H e r a l d i c  D a t a

Badge: On a Field Red a cubit arm White, grasping a spur Gold.

(Explanation: Suggested by the ship, it refers to the legend of the Loch Killisport Stallion)



D e t a i l s   o f   S e r v i c e


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July                         Contractors trials and commissioned for service.

                                Commanding Officer: Lieut. Commander G Butcher DSC RNVR.

                9th          Build completed and commenced Acceptance Trials.

                                On completion of trials and storing took passage to Tobermory.

                16th        Commenced work-up for operational service.



                9th          Completed work-up and took passage to Clyde.

                                Prepared for foreign service in East Indies Fleet.

                25th        Sailed for Aden after prepared in Clyde for foreign service.

                                Commanding Officer Lieut. Commander CC Anderson, RN.


September             Passage in Mediterranean.

                16th        Arrived at Aden.

                23rd        Sailed from Aden escorting 30 MFV's during passage to Cochin.


October                  Passage from Cochin to Colombo.

                5th          At Colombo.

                12th        Took passage to Singapore for escort duty and support of military operations in Java and


                18th        Deployed at Singapore.

                                Deployed for escort of convoy to Bangkok.



                4th          Deployed at Batavia for support duties.

                                Escorted craft carryings PoW and civilian internees to Singapore for repatriation.

                                See SEAGULLS IN MY BELFRY by CC Anderson for details,



                12th        Returned to Singapore.


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                11th        Passage to Batavia in continuation of support and escort duties.

                17th        Deployed at Sourabaya and rescued Dutch family from Grissee.

                26th        Deployed at Padang.

                30th        Returned to Singapore.



                1st           Took passage from Singapore to Trincomalee

                                Deployed in Indian Ocean and called at Kilindini.

                25th        Nominated for return to UK to Pay-Off into Reserve.



                4th          Took passage from Trincomalee.

                                Commanding Officer: Lieut. Commander N G Chesterman DSC RNR.


April                       Paid-Off on arrival at Devonport and reduced to Reserve status.


May                        On completion of reduction laid-up at Plymouth.


June                        Laid up at Plymouth.




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                                Laid up at Devonport.

                                Pennant Number for visual signalling purposes changed to F628 (1948).

                                Refitted for further Reserve Service and carried out trials on completion.


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January                  Laid up at Devonport

to                            Nominated for service in 6th Frigate Flotilla, Home Fleet after refit.

June                        To be transferred to Chatham Port Division after refit at Sheerness.


July                         Towed to Sheerness.


August                  Taken In hand for refit by HM Dockyard, Sheerness.


September             Under refit





November              Commissioned for service ion Home Fleet

.                               Commanding Officer: W J R Campbell RN.


December              Carried out unsatisfactory post refit sea trials

                                Taken in hand for repair of defects


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January                  Repair at Sheerness in continuation..


February                On completion joined Flotilla and took part in Home Fleet Exercise and visits

to                            Programme after anti-submarine training at Londonderry.

March                    Deployed with Flotilla off Gibraltar during exercises.


April                       Leave period at Chatham.

                18th        Despatched to Join Flotilla to take part in search operations after HM Submarine AFFRAY

                                feared lost in English Channel.


May                        Search deployment in continuation in Channel.


June                        On release from AFFRAY search operations deployed with Flotilla for Home Fleet

to                            exercise and visits programme.

July                         Visited Berwick on Tweed and Whitby.

                                Returned to Chatham for Leave period.


August                  Under repair by HM Dockyard, Chatham.


September             On completion rejoined Flotilla and deployed at Portland and Londonderry.




November              Routine Docking and maintenance at Sheerness.


December              Under repair at Sheerness.


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January                  Rejoined Flotilla and took part in Home Fleet Exercise and Visits programme.


February                Deployed at Portland and Gibraltar with Flotilla.

to                            Visited Monaco and Malta.

March                    Nominated for modernisation and to Pay-Off into Care and Maintenance.


April                       Paid-Off and transferred to Reserve Fleet at Chatham.


May                        Laid-up at Chatham.




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January                  Laid-up at Chatham




April                       Towed to Millwall, London for modernisation by Green and Silley Weir.


May                        Under refit.




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January                  Under refit.

to                            Completion delayed and completion date extended.



July                         Carried out post refit harbour trials.


August                  Commissioned for Trials with reduced complement.

                                On completion Paid-off


September             Taken in hand for semi-tropicalisation and preservation of upper deck equipment by HM

to                            Dockyard, Chatham



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January                  Nominated for service in Persian Gulf to relieve HM Sloop FLAMINGO.

                                Manning Division changed to Portsmouth.


February                Commissioned for service at Chatham by complement from HM Frigate WHITESAND


                                Commanding Officer: Commander E N Forbes DSC RN.

                                Carried out Sea Trials in Nore area.



                9th          Took passage from Chatham to Portland with call at Portsmouth.

                16th        At Portland for weapon trials.

                21st         Took passage to Malta with call at Gibraltar.



                1st           Arrived in Malta and exercised with Mediterranean Fleet.

                16th        Sailed from Malta for Aden.

                24th        Arrived at Aden.

                27th        Took passage from Aden for Bahrain with calls at Salalah and Khor Kuwai.



                8th          Arrived at Bahrain.

                13th        Deployed for Dhow patrol and called at Abu Musa, and Sharjah.

                17th        Carried out patrol in Arabian Sea and call at Khor Fakkan, Iran.

                19th        At Muscat and despatched to assist Italian tanker mv ARGEA PRIMA was on fire after

                                a collision with Dutch mv TABIAN at entrance to Straits of Hormuz in position

                                26.16N 54.30E.

                20th        Arrived on scene and assisted US Navy tanker COSSATOT in fire-fighting.

                                Crew of ARGEA PRIMA had abandoned the vessel which was still badly on fire.

                21st         Fire-fighting parties still on board ARGEA PRIMA but fires were gradually being


                                Tow attempt by mercantile ESMERALDA failed.

                23rd        HMS LOCH INSH arrived but did not take part in fire-fighting.

                25th        Master of ARGEA PRIMA signed Lloyds Open Form after fires extinguished.

                                (Note: Very substantial Salvage awards were paid later to ship.

                                ARGEA PRIMA eventually took passage to Bahrain under own power and

                                later went to Mediterranean for repair.

                                Queens Commendation for fire-fighting awarded to Engineer Officer and to

                                a Senior Engine Room rating.)

                26th        Returned to Bahrain.



                8th          Passage to Mina-al-Ahmadi, Kuwait.

                10th        Passage for patrol in northern Persian Gulf and visited Basra.

                21st         Returned to Bahrain

                24th        Took passage to Colombo with call at Khor Kuwai.



                2nd         Arrived at Colombo for routine Docking and refit.



                3rd          Sailed from Colombo for Trincomalee.

                4th          Deployed at Trincomalee for CENTO Exercise JET 55 In Indian Ocean, baaed at




                8th          On completion of JET 55 took passage to Mauritius

                17th        Arrived at Mauritius.

                19th        Sailed from Mauritius with Governor embarked for visits to British Dependencies.

                                (Note: These were to Agalega, Diego Garcia, Salomon, Peros Banhos and Rodriguez)



                14th        Returned to Mauritius to disembark Governor.

                20th        Took passage to Seychelles.

                24th        At Seychelles.

                28th        Sailed to Tanga for visit.



                1st           At Tanga.

                8th          Arrived at Mombasa.

                11th        Sailed fbr patrol off coast of Oman.

                17th        At Salalah.



                22nd       Arrived at Mlna-al-Ahmadi, Kuwait for Xmas period.


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                1st           Took passage to Aden after relief by HMS LOCH FADA.

                10th        Sailed from Aden to Malta.

                22nd       Sailed from Malta to Gibraltar.

                28th        Sailed from Gibraltar for Portsmouth.



                2nd         Arrived at Portsmouth to refit and re-commission.


March                    Taken in hand for refit.



                9th          Paid-Off.

                10th        Re-commissioned for service in Persian Gulf.

                                (Note: First Frigate to carry Royal Marines Detachment.)

                                Commanding Officer: Commander G Hathaway RN (P).

May                        Carried out post refit trials and worked-up for operational service at Portland.


June                        Deployed at Londonderry for anti-submarine training.

                                Joined Home Fleet and visited Brussels.


July                         Prepared for foreign service at Portsmouth and under repair.


August                  Took passage to Aden via Cape of Good Hope because of closure of Suez Canal.

to                            Called at Freetown, Capetown and Mombasa.



October                  Deployed at Bahrain and carried out patrol in southern Gulf.

                                Calls made at Charak, Lingeh, Henjam and Qism.


November              Deployed off Trucial coast and ion Arabian Sea off Oman.

                                Visited Doha, Daz and Muscat.



                15th        Assisted US Tanker OLYMPIC GAMES aground off Bahrain to refloat.

                16th        Assisted British Tanker ATHEL MONARCH to refloat  after running aground

                                near Bahrain.

                                (Note: Salvage Awards were paid later for both these operations.)


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January                  Deployed for patrol in southern Gulf and called at Turib, Abu Dhabi, Yaz and Daz,

                                Took passage to Karachi for routine docking and refit.


February                Under refit.


March                    On completion sailed for Persian Gulf and carried out Patrol in southern Gulf.

                                Returned to Bahrain.


April                       Took passage to Cochin for Indian Navy exercises and later called at Colombo.


May                        Passage to resume patrol duties at Bahrein.

                                Deployed in northern Persian Gulf and visited Basra.


June                        Took part in exercises with Iranian Navy at Kharg Island and visited Abadan.

                                Returned to Bahrain to prepare for return passage to UK.



July                         Sailed from Bahrain to Aden.


August                  Passage through Mediterranean with call at Gibraltar.

                                (Note: First RN ship to use Suez Canal after it re-opened.)

                                Deployed at Chatham after call at Portsmouth.


September             Under refit.



                15th        Re-commissioned for further service in Persian Gulf.

                                Commanding Officer Commander T J Davies RN (P).

                                Carried cut sea trials in Nora area


November              Passage to Portland for weapon trials and work-up.


December              On completion of work-up returned to Portsmouth.

                                Under repair at Portsmouth.


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January                  Under repair and prepared for passage to Aden.


February                Passage from Portsmouth to Aden.


March                    Called at Kameran Islands in Red Sea before arrival at Aden.

                                Passage to Bahrain.


April                       Deployed for Batina coast patrol and relieved HMS LOCH FADA at Muscat.

                                Returned to Bahrain.


May                        Deployed for patrol In southern Gulf and visited Mina-al-Ahmadi for R&R.


June                        Carried out petrol In northern Gulf and took part in training exercises at Kharg

                                Island with Iranian Navy.

                                Visited Abadan.


July                         Deployed for Dhow patrol off Trucial Oman and visited Abu Dhabi.

                                Carried out further patrol off Batina coast before return to Bahrain


August                  After Dhow patrol off Trucial Oman and Batina coast took passage to Karachi for

                                Routine Docking.


September             On completion of refit period took passage to resume duties at Bahrain.

                13th        Took part in rescue, fire-fighting and salvage on French tanker FERNAND GILABERT

                                and Liberian tanker MEILKA which had collided in Gulf of Oman in heavy weather.

                                After fires on board FERNAND GILABERT had been extinguished the tanker was taken

                                towed stem first to Karachi.

                                (Note: This major operation Involved HM Aircraft Carrier BULWARK, HM Frigates

                                PUMA. ST BRIDES BAY and LOCH ALVIE whose Commanding Officer was in

                                charge of the co-ordination of the fire-fighting, repair and salvage activities.

                                The crews of both tankers abandoned their ships after the collision.

                                Salvage payments totalling £376,000 were paid to the 3,700 personnel in 1960.)

                20th        Arrived at Karachi with FERNAND GILABERT and took passage to Bahrain


October                  Deployed In southern Gulf for Dhow patrol.

                                Took passage to Karachi.


November              Deployed in Indian Ocean for multi-national CENTO Exercise JET based at Karachi.


December              On release from JET returned to Bahrain to resume patrol duties.


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January                  Annual Inspection at Bahrain.

                                On completion took passage to Aden.

                                Visited Djibouti and Massawa before sailing for UK to refit and recommission.


February                Passage to Portsmouth after call at Gibraltar.

                                Taken in hand for refit at Portsmouth on arrival.


March                    Under refit.


April                       Paid-Off.

                12th        Re-commissioned for service in Persian Gulf.

                                Commanding Officer: Commander AR Rawbone RN.


May                        Post refit trials and sea trials In Portsmouth area.


June                        Carried out weapon trials and work-up at Portland.




August                  Deployed at Portsmouth for leave period and prepared for foreign service


September             Passage to Aden.


October                  Arrived at Bahrein.


November              Deployed for Dhow patrol in southern Gulf and Arabian Sea.

                                Visited Muscat.


December              Took passage to Karachi after maintenance period at Bahrain.

                                Deployed at Cochin for multi-national CENTO Exercise JET


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January                  On completion of JET took passage to Karachi.

                                Taken in hand for Routine Docking.


February                Passage to Bahrain to resume Persian Gulf duties.

                                Deployed for patrol in northern Gulf and visited Mina-al Ahmadi.


March                    Carried out patrol in southern Gulf and Arabian Sea with visits to Sharjah and Muscat.

                                Deployed with HMS LOCH LOMOND for Exercise WINGED KHANGA

                                (Note: This was a major exercise Including HMS CENTAUR AND Royal Fleet Auxiliaries.


April                       Deployed In northern Gulf and visited Banda Maahur.



                8th          Annual Inspection by Cdre AS&PG with HMS LOCH LOMOND as consort.

                                Deployed with HMS LOCH LOMOND for Squadron exercises (CASPEX 5) in southern

                                Gulf and visited Dubai.


June                        Visited Mina-al-Ahmadi

                                Embarked Commodore Arabian Sea & Persian Gulf at Bahrain for visit to Abadan to

                                attend Queens Birthday Parade at Khorramshar.

                                Passage to Abadan with HMS LOCH INSH.

                                (Note: The Commandant General Royal Marines was embarked in HMS LOCH INSH.)


July                         Provided Boiler Room Fan to HMS LOCH INSH to replace defective item.

                                (Note: This was required to enable HMS LOCH INSH to carry out planned programme

                                of Official Visits by Flag Officer Middle East to ports in East Africa.)

                                Took passage to Aden with call at Muscat.

                                (Note: This passage was made with only one Boiler Room operational because of the

                                removal of a fan for HMS LOCH INSH.)


August                  Delayed at Aden pending supply and installation of replacement Fan.

                                Took passage to UK for Extended refit at Rosyth.


September             Paid-Off at Rosyth after call at Portsmouth.

                                Taken in hand for Extended Refit.


October                  Under refit

to                            (Note: During this refit the 4in mounting was replaced by a new design with a fibre

December              glass gun-shield.

                                This was prototype for the design to be used for Type 21 Frigates and Type 12



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January                  Under refit.

to                            (Note: A centralised Air Conditioning System was also Installed during refit.)




                12th        Re-commissioned for service in 3rd Frigate Squadron, Far East Fleet.

                                Commanding Officer: Captain M F Fell DSC RN and Senior Officer of Squadron.

                                Carried out post refit sea trials in Forth area.


October                  Deployed at Portland for weapon trials and work-up.


November              On completion returned to Portsmouth to prepare for foreign service.

                                Took passage from Portsmouth to relieve HMS CARDIGAN BAY at Singapore.


December              Joined Squadron at Singapore after call at Aden.


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January                  Deployed at Singapore.


February                Carried out patrol and support of military operations in Borneo based at Tawau.

                                (Note: This was part of RN deployment against Indonesian insurgents known as

                                KONFRONTASI Operations.)


March                    On release from support duties visited Hong Kong.


April                       Deployed with Squadron for multi-national exercise JET


May                        Routine docking at Singapore on completion of JET.

                                Took part In Exercise SEA DEVIL and visited Manila, Subic Bay and Jesselton

                                for patrol duty.


June                        Passage to Japanese waters


July                         Deployed for exercises with US Navy aid visited Hakodate Ominato.

                                Returned to Singapore.


August                  Deployed for Borneo support and patrol based at Labuan.

                                Prepared for passage to Sydney at Hong Kong.


September             Deployed at Sydney for Exercise TUCKER BOX with ships of RAN.


October                  On completion carried out visits programme in New Zealand.

                                Calls made at Bluff, South Island, and Wellington.

                                Return passage from New Zealand to Hong Kong.


November              Called at Suva, Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

                                Deployed at Hong Kong for Self Maintenance period.


December              Deployed at Hong Kong.


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                1st           Passage to Sandakan for Patrol and support duties.

                5th          Carried out patrol and exercised with SHACKLETON aircraft.

                11th        Deployed or support duties at Brunei Bay and landing parties provided.

                22nd       Returned to Singapore to Pay-Off and refit.

                28th        Paid-Off .

                                Taken in hand for refit.

                30th        New Ship's Company Joined.


February                Under refit


March                    Under refit.

                1st           Re-commissioned.

                                Commanding Officer: Captain W S Simpson CBE, DSC RN and  SO of Squadron.


April                       Under refit




June                        Carried out post refit Harbour and Sea Trials



                1st           Deployed in search for wreck of SEA VIXEN aircraft.

                3rd          Deployed at Kuchin for patrol and support duties after refuelling at Labuan.

                                Landing parties provided and Open to Visitors !

                17th        Passage to Hong Kong for maintenance.


August                  Deployed at Hong Kong for exercises and Sea Day for Army personnel.

                12th        Took passage to Tawau, NE Borneo to resume support and patrol duties.

                16th        Arrived at Tawau after rough passage.

                20th        Deployed for patrol duty based at Tawau.

                26th        After day in harbour embarked Gurkha soldiers for passage to Semporna Bay.

                                Deployed on patrol off NE coast.

                29th        Returned to Tawau.

                31st         Open to visitors on Independence Day at Tawau.



                2nd         Took passage to Singapore.

                6th          Arrived at Singapore.

                11th        Took passage to Kuching with Royal Marines Band embarked.

                13th        Grounded on entering Kuching

                15th        Embarked Governor of Sarawak and Lady Warden for passage to Singapore after a

                                formal departure ceremony on relinquishing appointment at end of Colonial rule.

                17th        Disembarked passengers at Singapore and sailed for exercises with passengers.

                18th        Transferred passengers and mail to HM Aircraft Carrier ARK ROYAL.

                19th        Took part in exercises and involved in collision with RFA TIDEFLOW whilst carrying out

                                Replenishment. No significant damage or casualty.

                20th        Returned to Singapore on completion of Convoy Defence and gunnery exercises.

                26th        Took passage to Gan for Guardship duty and exercises.



                2nd         Arrived at Gan.

                10th        Deployed off Male for patrol.

                12th        Returned to Gan.

                31st         Sailed from Gan to take pert in CENTO Exercises.


November              Deployed for Exercises on passage to Penang.

                7th          At Penang.

                12th        Sailed for Singapore.

                14th        At Singapore.

                21st         Took passage from Singapore for Borneo patrol and support duties.

                25th        Deployed at Tawau.



                3rd          Return passage to Singapore.

                7th          De-ammunitioned and prepared for Routine Docking.

                12th        Entered AFD10.


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                4th          Undocked.

                9th          Carried out Sea trials.

                11th        Took passage to Hong Kong.

                16th        Arrived at Hong Kong.

                29th        Sailed from Hong Kong and exercised on passage with ships of Far East Fleet.



                3rd          Return passage to Singapore on completion.

                7th          Commanding Office: Lieut. Commander K D Erskine RN appointed.

                14th        At Singapore on completion.

                24th        Annual Sea Inspection by Flag Officer 2nd in Command, Far East Station.

                25th        Passage to Tawau for patrol and support duties.


March                    Patrol off NE coast based at Tawau in continuation.

                21st         Passage to Hong Kong on release.

                26th        Arrived at Hong Kong.



                6th          Passage from Hong Kong to resume Borneo deployment at Tawau.

                24th        Arrived at Singapore from Tawau patrol area to re-commission.



                1st           Re-commissioned for service in 26th Escort Squadron, Far East Fleet.

                                Commanding Officer: Commander G M S Sayer RN.

                                (Note: Signal Officer - Lieutenant A E P Briggs was one of the three survivors

                                from HM Battle Cruiser HOOD lost on 24th May 1941.)

                                3rd Frigate Squadron disbanded.

                4th          Carried out Shakedown trials and work-up at Singapore.

                23rd        Returned to Singapore from working-up.



                5th          Sailed from Singapore for further work exercises at Tioman,

                8th          Returned to Singapore.

                12th        Passage to Penang for visit on completion of work-up.

                15th        Returned to .Singapore.

                24th        Passage to Tawau with Gurkha soldiers embarked.

                29th        Carried out patrols based at Tawau.



                18th        Took passage to Hong Kong on release from support duties.

                21st         Arrived at Hong Kong.



                6th          Sailed from Hong Kong for Bangkok to take part in multi-national exercises.

                11th        At Bangkok with HM Support Ship MANXMAN and ‘Open to Visitors’ during stay.

                17th        Sailed with HMS MANXMAN for Fleet exercises off Singapore.

                20th        Passage to Hong Kong on completion.

                24th        Arrived at Hong Kong after heavy weather passage.



                3rd          Sailed for patrol off Tawau.

                19th        Diverted to assist Panamanian ss CHOPIN which was aground off NE Borneo.

                20th        On arrival provided Portable Pump and working party with divers.

                22nd       Arrived at Tawau with ss CHOPIN in tow.

                                (Note: Salvage payments ware made later.)

                24th        Resumed patrol.



                5th          Took passage to Singapore from Tawau on completion of patrol duties.

                9th          Arrived at Singapore.

                22nd       Deployed for interception patrol off Singapore.

                25th        Took passage to Hong Kong.

                30th        Arrived at Hong Kong after exercises with HM Destroyer CASSANDRA and HM Frigate

                                BRIGHTON on passage..



                7th          Sailed from Hong Kong for exercises off Singapore.

                12th        Took part in Fleet exercises.

                15th        Deployed for interception patrol in Malacca Straits.

                21st         Arrived at Singapore and prepared for refit Under refit


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January                  Under refit.


February                On completion of sea trials deployed at Singapore with Squadron for exercises with ships

                                of Far East Fleet.



                1st           Deployed at Singapore.

                8th          Carried out interception patrols off west coast of Malaya.

                20th        At Tanjong Panchor.

                                Army personnel visited ship.

                27th        Returned to Singapore.



                1st           Carried out further interception patrol off west coast of Malaya..

                5th          Returned to Singapore after calls at Port Dickson and Tamjong Panchor.

                6th          Sailed for Kuching with 39 Gurkha soldiers embarked for passage.

                7th          Took passage from Kuching to Hong Kong.

                11th        Arrived at Hong Kong.

                21st         Sailed for Sattahip, near Bangkok.

                26th        At Sattahip and visited in CinC Royal Thai Navy.

                27th        Began 2 day exercise with Royal Thai Navy, including anti-submarine serials with

                                HM Submarine ANDREW.

                29th        Sailed for Singapore after visit to Sattahip.



                1st           Arrived at Singapore.

                11th        Took passage to Tawau for patrol off NE coast of Borneo.

                15th        Deployed for patrol based at Tawau with Coastal Minesweepers.



                5th          On completion of patrol duty took passage from Tawau to Manila.

                8th          Official visit to Manila with HM Frigate WHITBY

                12th        Sailed from Manila for Hong Kong.

                14th        Arrived at Hong Kong.

                23rd        Sailed for Singapore from Hong Kong for the last time.

                27th        Arrived at Singapore to prepare for return to UK to Pay-off.



                2nd         Took passage to Gan from Singapore.

                7th          At Gan.

                9th          Took passage to Aden.

                15th        Arrived at Aden.

                19th        Sailed for Suez.

                21st         Suez Canal transit.

                24th        At Malta.

                26th        Sailed from Malta for Gibraltar.

                29th        At Gibraltar.



                1st           Sailed from Gibraltar for Portsmouth.

                4th          Arrived at Fountain Lake Jetty to Pay-Off.


F i n a l   P h a s e


HMS LOCH KILLISPORT was laid-up at Portsmouth after acceptance into Reserve  The ship was placed on the Disposal List and sold on 20th February 1970 to BISCO for demolition by Hughes Bolcow. She arrived in tow at the breaker’s yard in Blyth on 18th March 1970


S p e c i a l   N o t e


The Crown for the Ensign Staff made by Japanese Prisoners of War at Johore, Malaya in 1946 was of particularly unique design. Every piece was individually made for ease of dismantling. It is reputed to be the only Crown for a British warship to have been made by an enemy.


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