Allied Warships

HMS Hind (U 39)

Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassModified Black Swan 
PennantU 39 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Ordered11 Feb 1942 
Laid down31 Aug 1942 
Launched30 Sep 1943 
Commissioned11 Apr 1944 
End service 

Scrapped 10 December 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Hind (U 39)

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1Cdr. (retired) Ronald William Keymer, RN18 Dec 1943Jun 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Arthur Denis White, RD, RNRJun 1945Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Hind include:

4 May 1944
HMS Sealion (Lt. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hind (Cdr. (Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN) and HMS Woodcock (Cdr.(Retd.) J.F. Blackburn, DSO, RN). (1)

30 Jun 1945
HMS Hind (Lt.Cdr. A.D. White, RD, RNR) is docked in the Gabbari Graving Dock at Alexandria. (2)


  1. ADM 173/18663
  2. ADM 53/121030

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

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