Allied Warships

HMS Burnet (K 348)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 348 
Built byFerguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered22 Jul 1942 
Laid down2 Nov 1942 
Launched31 May 1943 
Commissioned23 Sep 1943 
End service 

Loaned to the Royal Indian Navy on 15 May 1945.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 17 May 1946.
Sold to the Thai Navy on 15 May 1947.

Career notesTo the Royal Indian Navy as HMIS Gondwana

Commands listed for HMS Burnet (K 348)

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1Lt. Dudley Stewart Charles, RNR6 Jul 19436 Aug 1944
2Lt. Alan Alfred Hawkins, RNVR6 Aug 194415 May 1945

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Notable events involving Burnet include:

19 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR), HMS Snowflake (Lt. E.J. Powell, RNR) and HMS Burnet (Lt. D.S. Charles, RNR).

Upon completion of these exercises O 9 departed Tobermory for Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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