HMIS Bengal (J 243)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||24 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||3 Dec 1941|
|Launched||28 May 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Aug 1942|
|History||Decommissioned in 1960.|
Commands listed for HMIS Bengal (J 243)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Joseph Wilson, RINR||< 8 Aug 42||1 Dec 1942|
|2||Lt. George Meredith Hart, RINR||2 Feb 1943||11 Sep 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Upkar Jummy Singh Chopra, RINR||11 Sep 1943||24 Jun 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Legh Russell Moore, RNR||24 Jun 1944||11 Sep 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Langley Scurr, RINVR||11 Sep 1944||ca.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).