Allied Warships

HMIS Oostcapelle

Auxiliary patrol vessel

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeAuxiliary patrol vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built byVan der Windt (Vlaardingen, Netherlands) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 1921 
Commissioned1 Nov 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in July 1921 as cargo vessel.
Displacement: 751 tons.
Dimensions: 54.9 x 8.6 feet.

Requisitioned by the RIN on 6 October 1939.
Became an auxiliary minesweeper in 1942.
Returned to her owner in 1945. 

Commands listed for HMIS Oostcapelle

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Charles Henry Potten, RINR20 Mar 19401 Nov 1941
2S W Spencer, RINR1 Nov 19418 Dec 1941
3W M Hutton, RINVR8 Dec 1941mid 1942
4S W Spencer, RINRmid 194218 Dec 1942
5J C Turner, RINR18 Dec 1942late 43 ?
6W M Hutton, RINVRlate 43 ?early 44 ?
7J W Clay, RINVRearly 44 ?18 Jan 1945
8T/Lt. Kailash Nath Lahari, RINR18 Jan 1945

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