Allied Warships

HMIS Bhadravati (FY 065)

Auxiliary patrol vessel

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeAuxiliary patrol vessel
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 065 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched5 Jul 1932 
Commissioned30 Sep 1939 
End service 

Completed on 10 September 1932 as passenger/cargo vessel.
Displacement: 1449 tons.
Dimentions: 70.3 x 11.8 feet.

Requisitioned by the RIN on 1 September 1939.
Returned to her owner in 1945. 

Commands listed for HMIS Bhadravati (FY 065)

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1Lt. Hugh Murray Clark, RIN27 Sep 193912 May 1940
2T/Lt. Edward George Dyke, RINR12 May 194014 Aug 1940
3Lt. Walter George Coltham, RIN14 Aug 194018 Jan 1941
4Lt. Anthony Troughton Bond, RIN18 Jan 194122 May 1941
5J C Turner, RINR22 May 19411 Dec 1942
6T/Lt. Ivor Richards, RINR1 Dec 1942early 44 ?
7D. Williams, RINRearly 44 ?

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Notable events involving Bhadravati include:

15 Oct 1939
HMIS Bhadravati (Lt. H.M. Clark, RIN) was involved in a collision with the British merchant Warina (3120 GRT, built 1918) off Karachi. Bhadravati was holed above the water and her stern was twisted.

27 Oct 1939
HMIS Bhadravati (Lt. H.M. Clark, RIN) was docked at Bombay.

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