HMIS Baroda (T 249)
MS Trawler of the Basset class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Shalimar Engineering and Shipbuilding (Seebpore, India)|
|Ordered||29 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1940|
|Launched||22 Oct 1941|
Transferred to Pakistan in 1948.
Commands listed for HMIS Baroda (T 249)
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|1||Lt. Richard Reeve Colls, RIN||10 Apr 1942||1 Dec 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Andrew James Ritchie, RINR||1 Dec 1942||19 May 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Robert Benjamin Simkins, RINR||19 May 1943||Jul 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Andrew James Ritchie, RINR||Jul 1943||25 Aug 1943|
|5||Lt. Surendra Datt Kala, RIN||25 Aug 1943||late 1943|
|6||T/Lt. Andrew James Ritchie, RINR||late 1943||29 Nov 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Douglas Forbes McKellar, RINVR||29 Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Baroda include:
31 Dec 1942
Convoy BA 36.
This convoy departed Bombay on 31 December 1942.
It was made up of the (troop) transports; Cap. St.Jacques (British (former French), 8009 GRT, built 1922), Daltonhall (British, 7250 GRT, built 1941), Islami (British, 5879 GRT, built 1934), Jalamunda (British, 4981 GRT, built 1936), Kalarand (British, 1496 GRT, built 1906) and Store Nordiske (British (former Danish), 1456 GRT, built 1922).
Around 0625DE/2, HMIS Baroda parted company.
Around 1400D/5, the minesweeper HMS Poole (Lt. W.L.G. Dutton, RNR) joined company.
The convoy arrived at Aden on 8 January 1943. (1)
- ADM 53/116506 + ADM 53/118408
- File 2.12.03.6050 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.