Allied Warships

HMIS Dipavati (4.109)

Auxiliary patrol vessel

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeAuxiliary patrol vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Jul 1936 
Commissioned12 Oct 1939 
End service 

Completed on 17 September 1936 as passenger/cargo vessel.
Displacement: 840 tons.
Dimentions: 68.5 x 10.2 feet.

Requisitioned by the RIN on 18 September 1939.
Returned to her owner in 1945.  

Commands listed for HMIS Dipavati (4.109)

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1T/Lt. John Thomas Flockhart, RINR13 Feb 19404 May 1940
2Lt. Anthony Brian Goord, RIN4 May 194024 May 1941
3T/Lt. Philip Munday, RINR24 May 194118 Dec 1942
4T/Lt. Vladimir Vladimirovitch Pogoretsky, RINR18 Dec 1942Mar 1943
5T/Lt. Richard John Ledder, RINRMar 194329 Jan 1944
6T/Lt. Ronald Benin Colin Lee, RINR29 Jan 194410 Jul 1944
7A J C Moore, RINVR10 Jul 19447 Jan 1945
8T/Lt. (E) Augustine Coelho, RINR7 Jan 19454 May 1945
9J McCaffrey, RNVR4 May 1945

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Notable events involving Dipavati include:

27 Dec 1944
After repairs to her port generator, HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Bombay with HMIS Dipavati (T/Lt. A.J.C. Moore, RINR). (1)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Bombay with HMS Meadowsweet (T/Lt. W.E. Saunders, RNVR) and HMIS Dipavati (T/Lt. A.J.C. Moore, RINR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19408

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

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