HMIS Godavari (U 52)
Sloop of the Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||29 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||30 Oct 1941|
|Launched||21 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Jun 1943|
Transferred to Pakistan in 1948 being renamed Sind.
Commands listed for HMIS Godavari (U 52)
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|1||A/Capt. James Wilfrid Jefford, OBE, RIN||22 Jun 1943||10 May 1944|
|2||A/Cdr. Anthony Brian Goord, RIN||10 May 1944||10 Feb 1945|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Hajee Mohammed Siddiq Choudry, RIN||10 Feb 1945|
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Notable events involving Godavari include:
12 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-198 was sunk near the Seychelles, in position 03°35'S, 52°49'E, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Findhorn (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dawson, RD, RNR) and the Indian sloop HMIS Godavari (A/Cdr. A.B. Goord, RIN).