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HINDUSTAN sloop (1930)

nearly sister-ship Hastings 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hindustan (RIM) L80 - U80 1413 Swan Hunter, Wallsend 9/1929 12/5/1930 10/1930 to Pakistan 10/1947 or 1948, never commissioned, BU 1951

 

Displacement standard, t

1190

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

90.3

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

3.33 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kn

16.25

Fuel, t

oil 320

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, sweeps, 1 DCR (15)

Sensors sonar

Complement

119

Ship project history: The oblong version  of Hastings class, built for RIM. Ship was arranged for service in tropics.

Modernizations: mid-930s: + 1 x 4 - 12.7/62

autumn 1939: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 DCT, DC stowage was increased up to 40

1943: - 2 x 1 - 102/40; + 2 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V

1944: - 1 x 4 - 12.7/62; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT

Naval service: No significant events.

Hindustan 1930

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15