HMS Nadder (K 392)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||15 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1943|
|Launched||15 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1944|
Transferred to the Royal Indian Navy in 1945 and renamed Shamsher.
Commands listed for HMS Nadder (K 392)
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|1||T/Lt. Philip Edward Kitto, RNR||15 Oct 1943||late 1945|
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Noteable 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.