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HMIS Hindustan

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Trials of H.M.I.S. “ Hindustan.” —The twin-screw mine-sweeping sloop Hindustan, built by Messrs. Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Limited, Wallsend-on-Tyne, for the Government of India, recently completed her trials off the mouth of the Tyne and sailed for Bombay. She is the first purely combative ship built for the Indian Navy since the reorganisation of that service, which came into being on November 11, 1928. The vessel is propelled by means of steam turbines with single-reduction gearing, giving a speed of 17 knots. The propelling machinery and the oil-fired water-tube boilers have been supplied by Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Limited, Newcastle-on-Tyne. In addition to her armament of quick-firing guns the vessel carries the latest type of mine-sweeping equipment.[1]

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