Allied Warships

HMS Loch Monteith (FY 135)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 135 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched19 May 1936 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in June 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 10 September 1939.
Displacement: 531 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Scrapped at Antwerp, Belgium in April 1964.


Commands listed for HMS Loch Monteith (FY 135)

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1Lt.Cdr. Francis Rupert Pope, RNR19 Oct 193927 Mar 1940
2Lt. Joseph Eric Woolfenden, RNR27 Mar 194014 Jun 1940
3T/Lt. Logie James Simpson, RNR14 Jun 194018 Dec 1940
4T/Lt. Kenneth Walter Richardson, RNR18 Dec 194027 Nov 1944
5T/Lt. William Easton Turner, RNVR27 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Loch Monteith include:

9 Feb 1940
HMS Loch Monteith (Lt.Cdr. F.R. Pope, RNR) picks up 62 survivors from the British merchant Chagres that was sunk after hitting a mine laid on 6 January 1940 by German U-boat U-30 5.5 nautical miles bearing 270° from the Bar Light Vessel off Liverpool in approximate position 53°33'N, 03°25'W.

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