Allied Warships

HMIS Baluchistan (J 182)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
PennantJ 182 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Whites M.E. 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down28 Jul 1941 
Launched11 May 1942 
Commissioned28 Oct 1942 
End service 

Transferred to Pakistan in 1948. Sold on 22 January 1959.

Former nameHMS Greenock

Commands listed for HMIS Baluchistan (J 182)

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1Lt. Donald Andrew McDonald, RIN19 Oct 1942Feb 1943
2A/Cdr. Alfred Henry Watt, RINFeb 1943mid 1943
3A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Andrew Kilburn, RNRmid 1943mid 1945
4T/Lt. Nelson Noel Pettitt, RINRmid 1945

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Notable events involving Baluchistan include:

18 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMIS Baluchistan (Lt. D.A. McDonald, RIN) and HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17255

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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