HMS Lossie (K303)
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|Builder:||Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal|
|Laid down:||2 October 1942|
|Launched:||30 April 1943|
|Commissioned:||14 August 1943|
|Decommissioned:||26 January 1946|
|Notes:||Ordered by United States Navy as PG-108. Transferred to RN before completion under the lend-lease program. Returned to the USN on 26 January 1946.|
|Class and type:||River-class frigate|
|Beam:||36.5 ft (11.13 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.74 m); 13 ft (3.96 m) (deep load)|
|Propulsion:||2 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 shafts, reciprocating vertical triple expansion, 5,500 ihp|
|Speed:||20 knots (37.0 km/h)|
|Range:||646 long tons (656 t) oil fuel; 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km) at 15 knots (27.8 km/h)|
Lossie was ordered by the United States Navy as PG-103 and was built to the RN's specifications as a Group II River-class frigate. She was laid down at Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal on 2 October 1942 and launched on 30 April 1943. She was transferred on 12 August 1943 while still under construction from the USN to the RN under the auspices of the lend-lease program.
It was during a patrol mission in the Indian Ocean that the freighter Nellore was sunk on 29 June 1944. Lossie picked up 112 crew from the Nellore the following week near the Chagos Archipelago and landed them at Addu Atoll.
|SC 148||Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England||02/12/1943||06/12/1943||15/12/1943||16/12/1943|
|HX 276||New York City, USA to Liverpool||22/01/1944||03/02/1944||05/02/1944||07/02/1944|
|ON 223||Liverpool to New York City||07/02/1944||10/02/1944||11/02/1944||24/02/1944|
|HX 278||New York City to Liverpool||05/02/1944||16/02/1944||17/02/1944||20/02/1944|
|ONS 029||Liverpool to Halifax||12/02/1944||17/02/1944||19/02/1944||29/02/1944|
|ON 224||Liverpool to New York City||14/02/1944||17/02/1944||18/02/1944||02/03/1944|
|KMF 029A||Clyde, Scotland to Alexandria, Egypt||03/03/1944||03/03/1944||17/03/1944||17/03/1944|
|AJ 002/2||Aden to Colombo, Ceylon||28/03/1944||28/03/1944||04/04/1944||04/04/1944|
|CJ 023B||Calcutta, India to Colombo||16/04/ 1944||16/04/1944||18/04/1944||18/04/1944|
|CX 024||Chagos Archipeligo to Maldives to Colombo||20/07/1944||20/07/1944||22/07/1944||22/07/1944|
|KR 016/1||Calcutta to Rangoon, Burma||09/07/1945||09/07/1945||11/07/1945||11/07/1945|
Lossie was decommissioned and stricken from the RN on 26 January 1946 and was returned to the USN at Boston, Massachusetts two days later as PG-103.
The USN sold her on 13 November 1946 to Cadio Compania de Navegacio S.A. of Panama and she was registered as Teti. She was sold in 1955 to Typaldos Brothers 88 Co. Ltd. of Piraeus, Greece and was registered as Adriatiki. She was wrecked in the Aegean Sea on 16 January 1968.