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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

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INDUS sloop (1935)

nearly sister-ship Hastings 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Indus (RIM) L67 - U67 592 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 1933 24/8/1934 3/1935 sunk 6/4/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

1190

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

90.3

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.28 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 341

Endurance, nm(kts)

5350(15)

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, sweeps, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (15)

Sensors sonar

Complement

119

Ship project history: Repetition of Hindustan but with 120mm main guns. Sloop was arranged for service in tropics. Hull breadth was increased for preservation of stability because of the increased weight of armament.

Modernizations: early 1940s: + 1 x 4 - 12.7/62

Naval service: Indus was bombed by Japanese carrier aircraft 6/4/1942 in Indian ocean.

Indus

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15