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 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dunbar (T/Lt. R.A. Vallings, DSC, RNR), HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN) and HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN). (1)
12 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN), HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN), HMS Foula (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R.O.C. Greenstreet, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)
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.
- ADM 173/17493
- File 188.8.131.52 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.