Allied Warships

HMIS Madras (ii) (J 237)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
PennantJ 237 
Built byCockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down4 Aug 1941 
Launched17 Feb 1942 
Commissioned12 May 1942 
End service 1960 
HistoryDecommissioned in 1960.


Commands listed for HMIS Madras (ii) (J 237)

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1Lt. Sadishar Ganesh Karmarkar, RINR19422 Oct 1943
2T/Lt. Calpaham Jagan Mohan, RINR2 Oct 19431 Dec 1944
3T/Lt. Gajanan Jaganunath Dhurandhar, RINR1 Dec 19447 Sep 1945
4A/Cdr. Killingworth Richard Utten Todd, RIN7 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Madras (ii) include:

27 Aug 1939
HMIS Madras (Gunner G.B. Tolfrey, RIN) arrived at Bombay from Karachi. At Bombay she was taken in hand for boiler cleaning. (1)


  1. ADM 199/368

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

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