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Name: LOCH MORLICH
Type: Patrol Frigate
Keel: 15/07/1943
Launched: 25/01/1944
Completed: 02/08/1944
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1784
Dimensions: 1435disp, 307.75 x 38.75 x 8.75(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl, 5500hp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF, 2 x 2 x 40mm AA, 8 x 1 x 20mm guns;
2 x Squid anti-submarine mortar; 2 x depth charge throwers
History:
02/08/1944 Royal Canadian Navy
20/06/1945 British Royal Navy
19/04/1949 Royal New Zealand Navy; renamed TUTIRA
15/12/1961 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Loch Class of Frigates
25/01/1944: Launched for the British Royal Navy
02/08/1944: Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy
15/12/1961: Sold for breaking up


Above photo as LOCH MORLICH is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as LOCH MORLICH is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as TUTIRA is courtesy of Photoship