Allied Warships

HMIS Kistna (U 46)

Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeSloop
ClassModified Black Swan 
PennantU 46 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 Jul 1942 
Launched22 Apr 1943 
Commissioned26 Aug 1943 
End service 
HistoryScrapped in 1980.

 

Commands listed for HMIS Kistna (U 46)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Cdr. (emergency) Richard Robert Caws, RIN18 Aug 194326 Jul 1944
2A/Capt. Stanley Johnstone Thomson, RIN26 Jul 194430 Nov 1944
3A/Cdr. Sadishar Ganesh Karmarkar, RINR30 Nov 194429 Aug 1945
4A/Lt.Cdr. Anthony Troughton Bond, RIN29 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Kistna include:


17 Sep 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

18 Sep 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN), HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (1)

20 Sep 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN), HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

22 Sep 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Venus (Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson DSO, RN) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (2)

28 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Venus (Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson DSO, RN), HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN). (3)

2 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN), HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (4)

7 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Royalist (Capt. M.H. Evelegh, RN), HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR), HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR) and HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (4)

8 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN), HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN) and HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN). (4)

26 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, RN), HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR), HMS Armeria (T/Lt. M. Todd, RNR) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (4)

27 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMS Armeria (T/Lt. M. Todd, RNR) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18396
  2. ADM 173/18312
  3. ADM 173/18453
  4. ADM 173/18454

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


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