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Minesweeping Trawler - TR 39


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Completed: 01 Oct 1918

Paid off: 1919

Transferred to USN: 1919

Returned to RCN: August 1919

Transferred to Indian Navy: 1930

Re-classed: 1930

Paid off:

Fate: Scrapped 1990


TR 39 was completed on 01 Oct 1918 and paid off in 1919.  She was then transferred to the USN as CT39. She was returned to the RCN in Aug 1919. In 1930, she was transferred to the Indian Navy and commissioned as HMIS Chandbali, an Auxiliary Patrol Trawler. She was reported to be broken up in 1990.


Commanding Officers

Henry Brainerd McIlree Williamson, 13 Jul 1943 - 11 Aug 1943 (Chandbali)

Henry Brainerd McIlree Williamson, 21 Aug 1943 - 18 Oct 1943 (Chandbali)


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