HMIS Indus (U67)

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Career (India)
Name: HMIS Indus
Namesake: Indus
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company
Laid down: 8 December 1933
Launched: 24 August 1934
Commissioned: 15 March 1935
Fate: Bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Akyab, Burma in 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Grimsby class sloop
Displacement: 1,190 tons standard load
Length: 90.37 metres (296.5 ft) o.a.
Beam: 10.82 metres (35.5 ft)
Draught: 2.67 metres (8.8 ft)
Propulsion: Parsons I.R. turbines with single reduction gearing; 2 shafts, 2 Admirality 3-drum type boilers, 2,000 shp
Oil fuel: 300 tons
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Complement: 119
Armament: 2 x 4.7-inch guns,
4 x 3 pdr. guns,
11 x smaller guns

HMIS Indus (L 67 / U 67) was a Grimsby class sloop of the Royal Indian Navy launched in 1934 and sunk during the Second World War in 1942. She was a slightly enlarged version of other vessels in the Grimsby class. She was named after the Indus River and its surrounding area in South Asia. Indus served mainly as an escort vessel, and she was therefore lightly armed.

On 6 April 1942 Indus was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Akyab, Burma in position 20º07'N, 92º54'E.

Commanding officers

  • Commander Eric George Guilding (24 November 1938 - 23 September 1941)
  • Lieutenant Commander Jesser Evelyn Napier (23 September 1941 - 6 April 1942) - Promoted to commander on 25 October 1941