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Name: INDUS
Type: Patrol Frigate
Keel: 07/12/1933
Launched: 24/08/1934
Completed: 15/03/1935
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 592
Dimensions: 1223disp - 1590disp, 280.0 x 35.5 x 8.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 2000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.3knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 4.7ins, 4 x 3pdr guns
History:
15/03/1935 Royal Indian Navy
06/04/1942 Sank
Comments: Member of the Grimsby Class
03/1942: British Indian Army and British Army troops from Rangoon had to be withdrawn, as they were overwhelmed by the superior numbers as well as the air command of the Japanese. Akyab was the next port to be attacked by the Japanese in April. The Flag-Officer-Commanding of the Eastern Fleet refused to withdraw INDUS and SUTLEJ from the anti-infiltration patrol off Akyab.
06/04/1942: INDUS suffered 3 direct bomb hits in a Japanese air raid, and sank in 35 minutes. Fortunately, there was no loss of life to her crew.


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