HMIS Assam (K306)

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.

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
Name: Assam
Acquired: 19 February 1945
Commissioned: 19 February 1945
Out of service: 1947
General characteristics
Class and 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


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

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


  1. "HMIS Assam (K306)". Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  2. "Eastern Fleet War Diary". Retrieved 28 March 2012.
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