Allied Warships

HMIS Indus (L 67 / U 67)

Sloop of the Grimsby class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
PennantL 67 / U 67 
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered14 Aug 1933 
Laid down8 Dec 1933 
Launched24 Aug 1934 
Commissioned15 Mar 1935 
Lost6 Apr 1942 
Loss position20° 07'N, 92° 50'E

HMIS Indus (Cdr. Jesser Evelyn Napier Coope, RIN) was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Akyab, Burma in position 20º07'N, 92º54'E.


Commands listed for HMIS Indus (L 67 / U 67)

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1Cdr. Eric George Guilding Hunt, RIN24 Nov 193823 Sep 1941
2A/Cdr. Jesser Evelyn Napier Coope, RIN23 Sep 19416 Apr 1942

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Notable events involving Indus include:

28 Aug 1939
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) arrived at Bombay from Trincomalee. At Bombay she was taken in hand for docking and boiler cleaning. (1)

2 Sep 1939
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (1)

3 Sep 1939
At 1815 hours (zone -4), HMS Liverpool (Capt. A.D. Read, RN), departed Masirah Island in the Arabian Sea for patrol in the Arabian Sea. This was to provide cover for the movements of warships from the Royal Indian Navy; HMS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN), HMS Indus (Cdr. Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) and HMS Clive (Cdr. H.P. Hughes-Hallet, RIN); as well as the depot ship HMS Lucia (Cdr. J.F.W. Mudford, RN) (2)

20 Jan 1940
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) arrived at Bombay for a short refit and engine repairs. (1)

7 Feb 1940
With her refit completed, HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN), departed Bombay for Aden where she was to join the Perim patrol. (1)

12 Feb 1940
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) arrived at Aden. (3)


  1. ADM 199/368
  2. ADM 53/109582
  3. ADM 199/2557

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

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