Allied Warships

HMIS Carnatic (J 199)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
PennantJ 199 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byWilliam Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) : Parsons 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down28 Mar 1941 
Launched29 Jul 1942 
Commissioned27 Oct 1942 
End service 
HistoryScrapped in 1949.

Former nameHMS Newhaven

Commands listed for HMIS Carnatic (J 199)

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1Lt. Hubert John Douglas Hamilton, RIN19 Oct 194229 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. Clarence Seymour Loughnane, RINVR29 Mar 19439 Jun 1943
3T/Lt. John Urquhart Webb, RINVR9 Jun 194320 Jun 1944
4Lt. Jehangir Dady Mody, RIN20 Jun 19441 Mar 1945
5T/Lt. Alfred Edward Beeforth Park, RINR1 Mar 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Carnatic include:

17 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Wear (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR), HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and HMIS Carnatic (Lt. H.J.D. Hamilton, RIN). (1)

31 May 1943

Convoy PB 43.

This convoy departed Bandar Abbas on 31 May 1943 and arrived at Bombay on 5 June 1943.

It was made up of the following transports; Aronda (British, 9031 GRT, built 1941), Brangaza (Norwegian, 6327 GRT, built 1924), British Fusilier (British (tanker), 6943 GRT, built 1923), El Madina (British, 3962 GRT, built 1937), Nevasa (British, 9213 GRT, built 1913), Valentijn (Dutch, 2071 GRT, built 1928) and Varsova (British, 4701 GRT, built 1914).

The convoy was escorted by the light cruiser HMS Durban (Capt. G.F. Stevens-Guille, DSO, OBE, RN) and the minesweepers HMAS Bathurst (T/Lt. C. Macdonald, RANR(S)) and HMIS Carnatic (T/Lt. C.S. Loughnane, RINVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17255
  2. ADM 53/117421 + ADM 199/636 + ADM 199/643

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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