Allied Warships

HMIS Hindustan (L 80 / U 80)

Sloop of the Folkestone class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeSloop
ClassFolkestone 
PennantL 80 / U 80 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered15 Apr 1929 
Laid down4 Sep 1929 
Launched12 May 1930 
Commissioned10 Oct 1930 
End service 1948 
History

Transferred to Pakistan in 1948 being renamed Karsaz.

 

Commands listed for HMIS Hindustan (L 80 / U 80)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Geoffrey Vance Gordon Beamish, RIN29 Aug 19396 Jul 1941
2A/Cdr. Ivan Bryan Warburton Heanly, RIN6 Jul 19411 Dec 1942
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Joseph Wilson, RINR1 Dec 194222 Jul 1943
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Fyfe-Smith, RINR22 Jul 19431 Jul 1944
5A/Cdr. Henry Charles Bird, OBE, RIN1 Jul 1944

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Notable events involving Hindustan include:


28 Aug 1939
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. P.A. Mare, RIN) arrived at Bombay from Trincomalee. At Bombay she was taken in hand for docking and boiler cleaning. (1)

2 Sep 1939
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (1)

15 Oct 1939
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) arrived at Bombay for a short refit. During this refit an Asdic set was fitted. (1)

2 Nov 1939
With her refit completed, HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN), departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (1)

11 Dec 1939
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) arrived at Aden where she joined the Perim patrol for about a month before she returned to the Persian Gulf. (2)

9 Apr 1940
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) arrived at Bombay from the Persian Gulf for a refit. (1)

5 May 1940
With her refit completed, HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN), departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. She returned however the same day due to a defect in her port 'A' bracket. (1)

8 May 1940
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) departed Bombay for Karachi. (2)

10 May 1940
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) arrived at Karachi. (2)

11 May 1940
HMIS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) departed Karachi for the Persian Gulf. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/368
  2. ADM 199/2556

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


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