The Loch class was a series of anti-submarine frigates commissioned by the Royal Navy during the Second World War. They were successors to the famous River class and employed prefabrication techniques in conjunction with a simplified design. Loch Shin entered service in 19144 and saw action against U-1014 in February 1945 alongside HMS Loch Scavaig, HMS Nyasaland, and HMS Papua while patrolling the Western Approaches. The ship also escorted convoys bound for Murmansk.
Loch Shin was one of the six Loch class frigates acquired by the Royal New Zealand Navy after the war. The vessel was recommissioned as HMNZS Taupo in 1948. During the 1951 waterfront strike, Taupo's crew served in coal mines on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. Taupo deployed to Korea in 1951 and 1952, engaging North Korean shore batteries and sampans off Yang-do island on the 20th of February 1952. The frigate was placed in reserve in early 1953 and scrapped in 1961.
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