Allied Warships

HMIS Bengal (J 243)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
PennantJ 243 
Built byCockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down3 Dec 1941 
Launched28 May 1942 
Commissioned8 Aug 1942 
End service 1960 
HistoryDecommissioned in 1960.


Commands listed for HMIS Bengal (J 243)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Joseph Wilson, RINR< 8 Aug 421 Dec 1942

2Lt. George Meredith Hart, RINR2 Feb 194311 Sep 1943
3T/Lt. Upkar Jummy Singh Chopra, RINR11 Sep 194324 Jun 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Legh Russell Moore, RNR24 Jun 194411 Sep 1944
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Langley Scurr, RINVR11 Sep 1944ca.early46

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Notable events involving Bengal include:

11 Nov 1942
HMIS Bengal (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.J. Wilson, RINR) took part in a battle between her and a Dutch tanker versus two Japanese raiders. Read more about this battle on this website (offsite link).

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