Allied Warships

HMIS Godavari (U 52)

Sloop of the Black Swan class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
ClassBlack Swan 
PennantU 52 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered29 Aug 1940 
Laid down30 Oct 1941 
Launched21 Mar 1943 
Commissioned28 Jun 1943 
End service 1948 

Transferred to Pakistan in 1948 being renamed Sind.


Commands listed for HMIS Godavari (U 52)

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1A/Capt. James Wilfrid Jefford, OBE, RIN22 Jun 194310 May 1944
2A/Cdr. Anthony Brian Goord, RIN10 May 194410 Feb 1945
3A/Lt.Cdr. Hajee Mohammed Siddiq Choudry, RIN10 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Godavari include:

12 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-198 was sunk near the Seychelles, in position 03°35'S, 52°49'E, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Findhorn (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dawson, RD, RNR) and the Indian sloop HMIS Godavari (A/Cdr. A.B. Goord, RIN).

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