Allied Warships

HMIS Narbada (U 40)

Sloop of the Black Swan class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeSloop
ClassBlack Swan 
PennantU 40 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered29 Aug 1940 
Laid down30 Aug 1941 
Launched21 Dec 1942 
Commissioned29 Apr 1943 
End service 
History

Transferred to Pakistan in 1948 being renamed Jhelum.

 

Commands listed for HMIS Narbada (U 40)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Walter Beeton, RIN1 Dec 1942

2A/Capt. John Lawrence, OBE, RINJan 1944Jun 1944
3A/Capt. Martin Henry St.Leger Nott, OBE, RINJun 194419 Mar 1945
4A/Capt. Hector Eric Felsor Paine, RIN19 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Narbada include:


17 Jun 1943
During the morning, HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN), carries out A/S exercises with HMIS Narbada (Lt.Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN) and HMS Newark (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN).

During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Grenville (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, DSO, RN) and HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

22 Jun 1943
During the morning, HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN), carries out A/S exercises with HMS Grenville (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, DSO, RN) and HMIS Narbada (Lt.Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN).

During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Musketeer (Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN). (1)

23 Jun 1943
During the morning, HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN), carries out A/S exercises with HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN).

During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMIS Narbada (Lt.Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18284

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


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