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Name: LOCH SHIN
Type: Patrol Frigate
Keel: 06/09/1943
Launched: 23/02/1944
Completed: 10/10/1944
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1786
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 mortars; 2 x depth charge throwers
History:
10/10/1944 British Royal Navy
13/09/1948 Royal New Zealand Navy; renamed TAUPO
15/12/1961 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Loch Class of Frigates
15/12/1961: Sold for breaking up


Above photo as LOCH SHIN copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as LOCH SHIN copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as LOCH SHIN courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as TAUPO courtesy of Photoship