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Deltacamelately
22 May 09,, 13:36
International - India & World

Royal Indian Navy veteran dead


London: Commander Anthony Brian Goord, who held key positions in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) and later aided the “Indianisation” of the service in 1947, has died at the age of 97.

He joined the RIN, established in 1612 by Britain’s East India Company to protect its business interests from Portuguese traders in India’s west coast.

Commander Goord oversaw RIN’s expansion from eight minor warships to 117 combat vessels and 30,000 personnel by the end of World War I. His first seagoing appointment in September 1935 was in India as a gunnery and navigating officer.

In 1938, he returned to the U.K. to undergo specialist courses in navigation and anti-submarine warfare. He came back to India in October 1939 and became the RIN’s staff anti-submarine officer commanding the anti-submarine school. During this period, he invented the “Goord Goldfish,” a device to help ASDIC (underwater detection) operators in ships, according to an obituary in The Times.


He retired from RIN in October 1947. He passed away on May 8, 2009. — PTI
The Hindu : International / India & World : Royal Indian Navy veteran dead (http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/21/stories/2009052155281100.htm)

R.I.P.
My condolences to the family members and friends. Salute to such a distinguished service.

tankie
22 May 09,, 18:49
A good age , RIP

Mohan
23 May 09,, 10:19
RIP

Knaur Amarsh
23 May 09,, 10:40
Rest In Peace

Chogy
23 May 09,, 14:21
I can only hope to live to such a fine old age. Imagine what this man saw and did as a youngster... it was a different era. RIP & <salute>

nebula82
24 May 09,, 16:36
I can only hope to live to such a fine old age. Imagine what this man saw and did as a youngster... it was a different era. RIP & <salute>

Indeed. Living to such an age is extraordinary.

May this fine veteran rest in peace.

Nebula82.