HMS Betony (K 274)
Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Alexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland)|
|Ordered||8 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||26 Sep 1942|
|Launched||22 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Aug 1943|
|End service||24 Mar 1945|
Loaned to the Royal Indian Navy as HMIS Sind on 24 March 1945.
|Career notes||To the Royal Indian Navy as HMIS Sind|
Commands listed for HMS Betony (K 274)
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|1||Lt. Nicholas Bryan John Stapleton, RD, RNR||6 Jul 1943||20 Oct 1944|
|2||T/Lt. Percy Ellis Croisdale Pickles, RNVR||20 Oct 1944||24 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Betony include:
1 Jan 1944
Around 0800C/1, the destroyer tender HMS Woolwich (Capt.(Retd.) L.H. Bayley, RN) departed Aden for Trincomalee. She was escorted by the destroyers HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN), HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) and the corvette Betony (Lt. N.B.J. Stapleton, RD, RNR).
On 4 January 1944, the first HMAS Napier and HMAS Nizam fuelled from HMS Woolwich.
On 9 January 1944, HMS Betony parted company and proceeded to Colombo arriving there later the same day.
HMS Woolwich, HMAS Napier and HMAS Nizam arrived at Trincomalee around 1830FG/10. (1)
- ADM 53/120763
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.