Allied Warships

HMIS Prabhavati

Auxiliary patrol vessel

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeAuxiliary patrol vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched17 Aug 1933 
Commissioned21 Sep 1939 
Lost8 Dec 1941 
Loss position15° 20'N, 72° 29'E

Completed on 28 September 1933 as passenger/cargo vessel.
Displacement: 556 tons.
Dimentions: 60.9 x 10.4 feet.

Requisitioned by the RIN on 28 August 1939.
HMIS Prabhavati (T/Lt. Douglas Murray Stafford, RINR) was sunk in error by gunfire from HMS Glasgow west of Goa in position 15º20'N, 72º29'E whilst towing two barges. On board Glasgow the shape of Prabhavati with the two barges looked like the conning tower of a submarine. Therefore fire was opened and Prabhavati unfortunately sunk. 

Commands listed for HMIS Prabhavati

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1Lt. William Joseph Graham Hughes, RIN27 Sep 1939mid 1940

2T/Lt. Douglas Murray Stafford, RINR14 Sep 19418 Dec 1941

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