Allied Warships

HMIS Rohilkhand (J 180)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 180 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byWilliam Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) : Parsons 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down29 Aug 1941 
Launched29 Oct 1942 
Commissioned5 Feb 1943 
End service 
HistoryScrapped in 1961

 
Former nameHMS Padstow

Commands listed for HMIS Rohilkhand (J 180)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. John Edward Gibbs, RIN1 Dec 194225 Mar 1944
2Lt. Hajee Mohammed Siddiq Choudry, RIN25 Mar 194424 Feb 1945
3A/Cdr. George Bailey, RIN24 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Rohilkhand include:


21 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN), HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR) and HMIS Rohilkhand (Lt. J.E. Gibbs, RIN). (1)

22 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMIS Rohilkhand (Lt. J.E. Gibbs, RIN), HMS Leeds United (A/Skr.Lt. W. Kirman, RNR) and HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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