HMIS Orissa (J 200)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||24 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||15 May 1941|
|Launched||20 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||14 Mar 1942|
|History||Scrapped in 1949.|
|Former name||HMS Clydebank|
Commands listed for HMIS Orissa (J 200)
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|1||Lt. David Whyte, RIN||<14 Mar 42||1 Dec 1942|
|2||Lt. Albert Vernon Baker, RIN||1 Dec 1942||29 Mar 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Belford Bruce Simpson, RINR||29 Mar 1943||11 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Lt. George Alfred Foster, RINR||11 Aug 1943||7 Apr 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Chandhri Shahabuddin Ahmad, RINR||7 Apr 1944||24 Sep 1944|
|6||T/Lt. George Saldanha, RINR||24 Sep 1944||25 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Orissa include:
11 Jun 1942
HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN) picks up 20 survivors from the British tanker Geo H. Jones that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-455 north-north-east of the Azores in position 45°40'N, 22°40'W.
22 Feb 1944
The Australian minesweeper HMAS Tamworth and the Indian minesweeper HMIS Orissa both pick up survivors from the American tanker E.G. Seubert that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-510 about 200 nautical miles east of Aden in position 13°50'N, 48°49'E.