Allied Warships

HMS Emperor of India (4.237)

Anti-Aircraft ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeAnti-Aircraft ship
Class[No specific class] 
Built byThornycroft (Woolston, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched 1906 
Commissioned12 Mar 1940 
End service 

Passenger ship completed in June 1906.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 428 GRT.
Dimensions: 59.6 x 7.7.
Armament: 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 8 0.5" MG AA (2x4), 4 3" rocket launhers (1x4).
Speed: 15.25 knots.

Harbour service as of 1943.
Renamed Bunting in 1944.
Returned to her owner and renamed Emperor of India in 1945. 

Commands listed for HMS Emperor of India (4.237)

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1T/Lt. Charles Clifford Matthews Pawley, RNR9 Dec 193923 Jul 1940
2T/Lt.Cdr. Bernard Ralph Booth, RNR23 Jul 19402 Jun 1941
3T/Lt. John Malcolm Cunningham, RNR2 Jun 1941mid 1943
4T/Lt. Percy Raymund Stevens, RINmid 19433 Sep 1943
5Cdr. (retired) Leonard Ernest Pearson, DSC, RN3 Sep 1943early 1945

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