Allied Warships

HMIS Lilavati

Auxiliary patrol vessel

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeAuxiliary patrol vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byGrangemouth Dry Dock Co. (Grangemouth, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched27 Jun 1911 
Commissioned27 Oct 1939 
End service 

Completed in August 1911 as passenger/cargo vessel.
Displacement: 293 tons.

Requisitioned by the RIN on 4 October 1939.
Became and auxiliary minesweeper in 1943.
Returned to her owner in 1945. 

Commands listed for HMIS Lilavati

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1Lt. Hugh Murray Clark, RIN12 May 1940Nov 1940
2T/Lt. Harold James Gahan, RINRNov 1940late 41 ?
3Lt.Cdr. Hector Eric Felsor Paine, RINlate 41 ?mid 42 ?
4T/Lt. Narenda Nath, RINRmid 42 ?7 Feb 1943
5T/Lt. Chandhri Shahabuddin Ahmad, RINR7 Feb 194315 Feb 1944
6G Sardanha, RINR15 Feb 194415 Sep 1944
7T/Lt. Bhupendra Nath Chaturvedi, RINR15 Sep 1944mid 45 ?

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