HMIS Indus (L 67 / U 67)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Pennant||L 67 / U 67|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||14 Aug 1933|
|Laid down||8 Dec 1933|
|Launched||24 Aug 1934|
|Commissioned||15 Mar 1935|
|Lost||6 Apr 1942|
|Loss position||20° 07'N, 92° 50'E|
HMIS Indus (Cdr. Jesser Evelyn Napier Coope, RIN) was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Akyab, Burma in position 20º07'N, 92º54'E.
Commands listed for HMIS Indus (L 67 / U 67)
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|1||Cdr. Eric George Guilding Hunt, RIN||24 Nov 1938||23 Sep 1941|
|2||A/Cdr. Jesser Evelyn Napier Coope, RIN||23 Sep 1941||6 Apr 1942|
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Notable events involving Indus include:
28 Aug 1939
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) arrived at Bombay from Trincomalee. At Bombay she was taken in hand for docking and boiler cleaning. (1)
2 Sep 1939
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf. (1)
3 Sep 1939
At 1815 hours (zone -4), HMS Liverpool (Capt. A.D. Read, RN), departed Masirah Island in the Arabian Sea for patrol in the Arabian Sea. This was to provide cover for the movements of warships from the Royal Indian Navy; HMS Hindustan (Cdr. G.V.G. Beamish, RIN), HMS Indus (Cdr. Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) and HMS Clive (Cdr. H.P. Hughes-Hallet, RIN); as well as the depot ship HMS Lucia (Cdr. J.F.W. Mudford, RN) (2)
20 Jan 1940
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) arrived at Bombay for a short refit and engine repairs. (1)
7 Feb 1940
With her refit completed, HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN), departed Bombay for Aden where she was to join the Perim patrol. (1)
12 Feb 1940
HMIS Indus (Cdr. E.G.G. Hunt, RIN) arrived at Aden. (3)
- ADM 199/368
- ADM 53/109582
- ADM 199/2557
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.