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HMS Owen (K640)
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Loch Muick: 1943 - 1944
HMS Thurso Bay: 1944 - 1947
HMS Owen (K640): 1947 - 1970
Namesake: William Fitzwilliam Owen
Ordered: 2 May 1943
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company
Laid down: 30 September 1944
Launched: 19 October 1945
Commissioned: 2 August 1949
Decommissioned: 14 October 1965
Fate: Scrapped 15 July 1970
General characteristics
Class & type: Bay-class frigate
Complement: 158

HMS Owen (K640) a Bay-class frigate of the British Royal Navy. She was named for the explorer and naval officer William Fitzwilliam Owen. She was originally laid down as the Loch-class vessel Loch Muick, and re-ordered as Thurso Bay while building. She was completed as Owen, a survey vessel for dealing with the large numbers of uncharted wrecks and mines around the British Isles as a result of World War II. For this purpose she was fitted for minesweeping.[1]


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