Allied Warships

HMIS Amritsar (T 261)

MS Trawler of the Basset class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassBasset 
PennantT 261 
Built byGarden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (Calcutta, India) 
Ordered16 Feb 1941 
Laid down4 Aug 1941 
Launched19 Dec 1941 
Commissioned20 Nov 1942 
End service 
HistoryDecommissioned in 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMIS Amritsar (T 261)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Eric Keith Simcock, RIN1 Mar 1942late 1943
2T/Lt. Jehangir Feroze Jehangir, RINVRlate 194328 Jan 1944
3T/Lt. William Reid Kelso, RINR28 Jan 1944early 1945
4T/Lt. Dennis Arthur Roberts, RINVRearly 1945

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Notable events involving Amritsar include:


15 Jul 1944
HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) departed Madras for Visakhapatnam. She was escorted by the Indian minesweeping trawler HMIS Amritsar (T/Lt. W.R. Kelso, RINR). (1)

24 Aug 1944
HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) departed Visakhapatnam for Madras. She was escorted by the Indian minesweeping trawler HMIS Amritsar (T/Lt. W.R. Kelso, RINR). (1)

28 Aug 1944
HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) departed Madras for Colombo. She was escorted by the Indian minesweeping trawler HMIS Amritsar (T/Lt. W.R. Kelso, RINR). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.37.200 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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