Allied Warships

HMIS Cornwallis (L 09 / U 09)

Sloop of the Cornwallis class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeSloop
ClassCornwallis 
PennantL 09 / U 09 
Built byWilliam Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched21 Aug 1917 
Commissioned 1921 
End service 
HistoryScrapped in 1946.

 
Former nameHMS Lychnis

Commands listed for HMIS Cornwallis (L 09 / U 09)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Harold Charles Beauchamp, RIN29 Aug 193911 Jun 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Ernest Sprent Cotsell, RNR11 Jun 194011 Jan 1941
3Lt. William Joseph Graham Hughes, RIN11 Jan 19414 Nov 1941
4T/Lt. William Thomas Cullon, RINR4 Nov 19418 Dec 1942
5Lt. John Ninian Rose, RINR8 Dec 194214 Mar 1943
6T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Shackleton, RINVR14 Mar 194314 Jan 1944
7T/Cdr. Harold Aubrey Tod, RINR14 Jan 19446 Apr 1944
8T/A/Lt.Cdr. Jack Martin Dickins, RINVR6 Apr 194429 Jun 1944
9T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Neil Hill, RINR29 Jun 194423 Jan 1945
10T/A/Lt.Cdr. Vladimir Vladimirovitch Pogoretsky, RINR23 Jan 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Cornwallis include:


27 Aug 1939
HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN) arrived at Bombay from Karachi. At Bombay she was taken in hand for boiler cleaning. (1)

24 Sep 1939
HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. H.C. Beauchamp, RIN) departed Bombay for a patrol off the Nicobar Islands. (1)

1 Oct 1939
HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. H.C. Beauchamp, RIN) arrived at Aden where she joined the Perim petrol. (2)

11 Dec 1939
HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. H.C. Beauchamp, RIN) departed Aden for Bombay. (2)

19 Dec 1939
HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. H.C. Beauchamp, RIN) arrived at Bombay where she started a short refit. (1)

4 Jan 1940
With her refit completed HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. H.C. Beauchamp, RIN) departed Bombay for Aden where she was to re-join the Perim patrol. (1)

11 Jan 1940
HMIS Cornwallis (Cdr. H.C. Beauchamp, RIN) arrived at Aden. (2)

25 Jun 1940
HMIS Cornwallis (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Cotsell, RNR) departed Aden for Bombay. (2)

2 Jul 1940
HMIS Cornwallis (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Cotsell, RNR) arrived at Bombay for docking. (1)

8 Jul 1940
HMIS Cornwallis (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Cotsell, RNR) was undocked. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/368
  2. ADM 199/2551

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


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