Allied Warships

HMIS Lawrence (L 83 / U 83)

Sloop of the 24 class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeSloop
Class24 
PennantL 83 / U 83 
Built byWilliam Beardmore & Co. (Dalmuir, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jul 1919 
Commissioned27 Dec 1919 
End service 
HistoryScrapped in 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMIS Lawrence (L 83 / U 83)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Frederick William King, RIN19 Nov 19383 Jan 1940
2Cdr. Hedley Vicars Banfield, RIN3 Jan 1940late 1940
3Lt. Alfred Trevor John Cole, RINlate 19402 Jul 1941
4T/Lt.Cdr. Henry Ellis Passmore-Edwards, RINR2 Jul 194111 Jan 1942
5T/Lt. Charles Fyfe Smith, RINR11 Jan 19424 Mar 1942
6T/Lt. Alexander Begg Kelly, RINR4 Mar 194214 Mar 1942
7T/Lt. Douglas Murray Stafford, RINR14 Mar 194231 Jan 1943
8T/Lt. Charles Beresford Sutherland, RINR31 Jan 1943Jul 1943
9T/Lt. Benjamin Ellwood Jackson, RINRJul 194322 Jan 1945
10T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Shackleton, RINVR22 Jan 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Lawrence include:


29 Aug 1939
HMIS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. F.W. King, RIN) arrived at Bombay from Trincomalee. At Bombay she was taken in hand for docking and boiler cleaning. (1)

3 Sep 1939
HMIS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. F.W. King, RIN) departed Bombay for Karachi. (1)

21 Oct 1939
HMIS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. F.W. King, RIN) departed Masirah Island for Karachi. (2)

23 Oct 1939
HMIS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. F.W. King, RIN) arrived at Karachi. (1)

30 Oct 1939
HMIS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. F.W. King, RIN) departed Karachi for the Persian Gulf. (1)

2 Nov 1939
HMIS Lawrence (Lt.Cdr. F.W. King, RIN) arrived at Khor Kuwai. (2)

7 May 1940
HMS Lawrence (Cdr. H.V. Banfield, RIN) arrived at Bombay from the Persian Gulf for a short refit. (1)

29 May 1940
With her refit completed, HMS Lawrence (Cdr. H.V. Banfield, RIN), departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/368
  2. ADM 199/2559

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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