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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS LOCH MORLICH K517

Former HMS LOCH MORLICH (K517)

Later HMNZS TUTIRA (F517)

HMS Loch Morlich K517

 

Laid down: 15 Jul 1943

Launched: 25 Jan 1944

Transferred to RCN

Commissioned: 17 Jul 1944

Decommissioned: 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 Tutira F517. Paid off in 1951, she was broken up at Hong Kong in 1966.

 

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

C-D

Clark, Thomas Jr.

1921-2012

 

 

 

 

G-H

Garayt, Leslie

1922-2009

Gillespie, Edward Rex

1922-2005

Hopper, Cyril

1919-2007

 

 

W-X

Wallace, Ron

____-2008

 

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

Flakers

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Former Crew Members

Bell, Clinton Alexander, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 04 May 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Jul 1944

 

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

 

Clark, Daniel Fletcher, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Mar 1944

 

Fortier, Thomas De Blois, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Jul 1944

Foxall, Leslie Lewendon, A/LCdr, RCNR, CO - 06 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Mar 1944

 

Gagnon, Jacques, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Jul 1944

 

Graham, Judd

 

La Rue, Georges Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 17 Mar 1944

Sweatman, Alan, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jul 1944 (Stand by)

 

Sutherland, Robert - 1944 - 1945

 

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

 

Wallace, Ronald Joseph, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 (Stand by)

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Leslie Garaty - The Memory Project

Robert Sutherland - The Memory Project

 

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