HMIS Assam (K306)

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HMS Bugloss FL4212.jpg
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Bugloss
Ordered: 15 May 1942
Builder: John Crown & Sons Ltd
Laid down: 26 November 1942
Launched: 21 June 1943
Commissioned: 19 February 1945
Fate: Scrapped
Career (British India)
Name: Assam
Acquired: 19 February 1945
Commissioned: 19 February 1945
Out of service: 1947
General characteristics
Class & type: Flower-class corvette (modified)
Displacement: 1,015 long tons (1,031 t; 1,137 short tons)
Length: 208 ft (63.40 m)o/a
Beam: 33 ft (10.06 m)
Draught: 11 ft (3.35 m)
Propulsion: single shaft, 2× oil fired water tube boilers, 1 triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine, 2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)
Complement: 90
Sensors and
processing systems:
One Type 271 SW2C radar, one Type 144 sonar
Armament:

1 × 4-inch (100 mm) BL Mk.IX single gun
1 × 2-pounder Mk.VIII single "pom-pom"
2 × 20 mm Oerlikon single
1 × Hedgehog A/S mortar
4 × Mk.II depth charge throwers

2 depth charge rails with 70depth charges

HMIS Assam was a World War II Flower-class corvette of the Royal Indian Navy. She was originally ordered for and commissioned as HMS Bugloss of the Royal Navy, but transferred to the Royal Indian Navy immediately upon commissioning.[1] She was transferred back to the Royal Navy in 1947 and subsequently scrapped.

History[edit]

Bugloss was ordered from John Crown & Sons Ltd for the Royal Navy 1942. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy immediately upon commissioning in 1945, and served as Assam until her transfer back to the Royal Navy in 1947.

Operations in World War II[edit]

Assam joined the Eastern Fleet just months before the end of World War II. She escorted numerous convoys in 1945 during the war.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "HMIS Assam (K306)". Uboat.net. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Fleet War Diary". naval-history.net. Retrieved 2012-03-28.