Allied Warships

HMIS Kalavati (4.158)

Auxiliary patrol vessel

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeAuxiliary patrol vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byBow McLachlan & Co. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Sep 1928 
Commissioned31 Oct 1939 
End service 

Completed in November 1929 as passenger/cargo vessel.
Displacement: 1185 tons.
Dimensions: 70.3 x 11.8 feet.

Requisitioned by the RIN on 5 October 1939.
Became a store carrier in 1944.
Returned to her owner in 1945. 

Commands listed for HMIS Kalavati (4.158)

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1Lt. George Meredith Hart, RINR8 Oct 1939Oct 1940
2Lt. Ajitendu Chakraverti, RINOct 194016 Feb 1941
3E. C. Wrigley, RINR16 Feb 19412 Nov 1941
4T/Lt. Harold James Gahan, RINR2 Nov 19411 Dec 1942
5T/Lt. Santasing Gill, RINR1 Dec 194228 Dec 1943
6J C Turner, RINR28 Dec 194322 Mar 1945
7A/Lt.Cdr. Robert George Main, RINR22 Mar 19455 Apr 1945
8T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Taylor, RINR5 Apr 194523 Jul 1945
9T/Lt. John Alexander Taylor Stephen, RINR23 Jul 194523 Oct 1945

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