HMIS Travancore (T 312)
MS Trawler of the Basset class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (Calcutta, India)|
|Ordered||29 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||12 Nov 1940|
|Launched||7 Jul 1941|
Decommissioned in 1947.
Commands listed for HMIS Travancore (T 312)
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|1||T/Lt. Alexander Taylor, RINR||13 Oct 1941||1 Dec 1942|
|2||T/Lt. William Hoyes-Cock, RINVR||1 Dec 1942||22 Jul 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Robert Benjamin Simkins, RINR||22 Jul 1943||14 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Charles Beresford Sutherland, RINR||14 Aug 1943||11 Jun 1944|
|5||T/Lt. William Hoyes-Cock, RINVR||11 Jun 1944||7 Sep 1944|
|6||T/Lt. S. J. D. Carvalho, RINVR||7 Sep 1944||12 Jun 1945|
|7||T/Lt. Charles Melville Hutton, RINR||12 Jun 1945||30 Sep 1945|
|8||T/Lt. Shire Mangal Singh, RINR||30 Sep 1945||> Oct 1946|
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Notable events involving Travancore include:
26 Feb 1942
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) departed Trincomalee to join convoy MR 5 at sea which she did around 0830F/27 (zone -6).
This convoy had departed Madras, India the same day for Rangoon, Burma and was made up of the British merchants Erinpura (5143 GRT, built 1911), Ethiopia (5574 GRT, built 1922), Karoa (7009 GRT, built 1915) and Varsova (4701 GRT, built 1914). They were escorted by HMIS Ramdas (Lt. G.M. Hart, RINR) and HMIS Travancore (T/Lt. A. Taylor, RINR). These escorts returned when HMS Dorsetshire took over the escort from position 12°40'N, 82°30'E. (1)
- ADM 53/115815
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.