Allied Warships

HMS Nadder (K 392)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 392 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1942 
Laid down11 Mar 1943 
Launched15 Sep 1943 
Commissioned20 Jan 1944 
End service 1945 
History

Transferred to the Royal Indian Navy in 1945 and renamed Shamsher.  

Commands listed for HMS Nadder (K 392)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Philip Edward Kitto, RNR15 Oct 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving Nadder include:


1 Sep 1944
The British merchant Troilus is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-859 about 300 nautical miles north-east of Socotra Island in position 14°10'N, 61°04'E. Later HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR) and HMS Taff (Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, DSO, DSC, RN) together pick up 95 survivors and landed them at Aden on 10 September.


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