HMIS Carnatic (J 199)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||William Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) : Parsons|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||28 Mar 1941|
|Launched||29 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Oct 1942|
|History||Scrapped in 1949.|
|Former name||HMS Newhaven|
Commands listed for HMIS Carnatic (J 199)
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|1||Lt. Hubert John Douglas Hamilton, RIN||19 Oct 1942||29 Mar 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Clarence Seymour Loughnane, RINVR||29 Mar 1943||9 Jun 1943|
|3||T/Lt. John Urquhart Webb, RINVR||9 Jun 1943||20 Jun 1944|
|4||Lt. Jehangir Dady Mody, RIN||20 Jun 1944||1 Mar 1945|
|5||T/Lt. Alfred Edward Beeforth Park, RINR||1 Mar 1945||early 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)
- ADM 173/17255
- ADM 53/117421 + ADM 199/636 + ADM 199/643
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.