HMIS Sind (K274)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Betony
Ordered: 8 December 1941
Builder: Alexander Hall and Sons
Laid down: 26 September 1942
Launched: 22 April 1943
Commissioned: 24 August 1945
Out of service: 1947
Identification: Pennant number: K274
Fate: Loaned to the Indian Navy 1945
Sold to the Royal Thai Navy 1947
Career (British India)
Name: Sind
Acquired: 24 August 1945
Commissioned: 24 August 1945
Out of service: 17 May 1946
Identification: Pennant number: K274
Fate: Transferred back to the Royal Navy
Career (Thailand)
Name: Prasae
Acquired: 1947
Commissioned: 1947
Out of service: 7 January 1951
Fate: Scuttled
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 70 depth charges

HMS Betony was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy. She was ordered in 1941, and commissioned in August 1945. She was immediately transferred to the Royal Indian Navy, where she was commissioned as HMIS Sind.[1] She was transferred back to the Royal Navy in May 1946, as the war ended just days after her transfer. She was then sold to the Royal Thai Navy in 1947 as HTMS Prasae, and eventually scuttled in 1951.

History[edit]

Betony was ordered from Alexander Hall and Sons for the Royal Navy in 1941.

She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy and the Eastern Fleet immediately upon commissioning in August 1945 and served as HMIS Sind. She developed engine trouble soon after her transfer.[2] With the end of World War II just days after her transfer and the imminent independence of India, she was transferred back to the Royal Navy in 1946.

In 1947, she was sold to the Royal Thai Navy and commissioned as HTMS Prasae. On 7 January 1951, during a snowstorm, she was beached on the east coast of Korea. After unsuccessful attempts to pull her off the beach, she was scuttled.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "HMIS Sind (ii) (K 274)". Uboat.net. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Fleet War Diary". naval-history.net. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 

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