HMS Trent (K 243)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom|
|Ordered||8 May 1941|
|Laid down||31 Jan 1942|
|Launched||10 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Feb 1943|
Transferred to the Royal Indian Navy April 1946 and renamed Kurki.
Commands listed for HMS Trent (K 243)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Gavin Rankin, RNR||10 Jan 1943||Jun 1945|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Alexander Woods, RNZNR||Jun 1945||5 Jul 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Charles Donovan Smith, DSC, RD, RNR||5 Jul 1945||27 Dec 1945|
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Noteable events involving Trent include:
9 Oct 1943
On 9 October 1943, convoy WS.33 arrived in South Africa from the UK with reinforcements for service in Burma, the convoy consisted of 4 ships. The British frigates HMS Bann, HMS Plym, HMS Teviot and HMS Trent were responsible for providing the Anti-Submarine escort on the last leg of the passage.