HMIS Tir (K256)

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Career
Name: Bann
Builder: Charles Hill & Sons
Laid down: 18 June 1942
Launched: 29 December 1942
Commissioned: 7 May 1943
Decommissioned: 3 December 1945
Identification: Pennant number: K256
Fate: Transferred to the Royal Indian Navy
Career
Name: Tir
(later, INS Tir)
Acquired: 3 December 1945
Decommissioned: 30 September 1977
Identification: Pennant number: K256
General characteristics
Class & type: River-class frigate
Displacement: 1,370 long tons (1,390 t; 1,530 short tons)
1,830 long tons (1,860 t; 2,050 short tons) (deep load)
Length: 283 ft (86.26 m) p/p
301.25 ft (91.82 m)o/a
Beam: 36.5 ft (11.13 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.74 m); 13 ft (3.96 m) (deep load)
Propulsion:

2 × Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 shafts, reciprocating vertical triple expansion, 5,500 ihp (4,100 kW)

(except Cam, Chelmer, Ettrick, Halladale, Helmsdale, Tweed; Parsons Single reduction steam turbines, 6,500 shp (4,800 kW)
Speed: 20 knots (37.0 km/h)
20.5 knots (38.0 km/h) (turbine ships)
Range: 440 long tons (450 t; 490 short tons) oil fuel; 7,200 nautical miles (13,334 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)
Complement: 107
Armament:

2 × QF 4 in (102 mm) /40 Mk.XIX, single mounts CP Mk.XXIII
up to 10 × QF 20 mm Oerlikon A/A on twin mounts Mk.V and single mounts Mk.III
1 × Hedgehog 24 spigot A/S projector

up to 150 depth charges

HMIS Tir was a River-class frigate of the Royal Indian Navy (RIN). She was acquired from the Royal Navy where she served as HMS Bann during World War II. She was commissioned into the RIN in December 1945.

She was converted into a midshipman's training ship in Bombay in 1948. After the Indian independence she was inducted into the Indian Navy as INS Tir. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

She was decommissioned in 1977. An oil painting of the ship hangs at the Indian Naval Headquarters in New Delhi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
  2. ^ http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Galleries/Art/Arul/Arul01.jpg.html

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