HMIS Rajputana (J 197)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||24 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||21 Jun 1941|
|Launched||31 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1942|
|History||Scrapped in 1961.|
|Former name||HMS Lyme Regis|
Commands listed for HMIS Rajputana (J 197)
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|Philip Munday, RINR||30 Jan 1943|
|1||Lt. Walter George Coltham, RIN||30 Jan 1943||21 Apr 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Fyfe-Smith, RINR||21 Apr 1944||1 Jul 1944|
|3||T/Lt. John Vendrell, RINR||1 Jul 1944||Aug 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Gordon Turton Tait, RINVR||1 Sep 1944||5 Oct 1944|
|5||A/Lt.Cdr. Ajitendu Chakraverti, RIN||5 Oct 1944||ca. mid 46|
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Notable events involving Rajputana include:
29 Sep 1943
HMIS Rajputana (Lt. W.G. Coltham, RIN) picks up 99 survivors from the British merchant Banffshire that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-532 south-west of the Laccadive Islands in position 09°26'N, 71°20'E.
28 Dec 1943
HMIS Rajputana (Lt. W.G. Coltham, RIN) picks up 166 survivors from the American merchant José Navarro that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-178 about 175 nautical miles south-west of Cochin, India in position 08°20'N, 73°55'E.
- File 2.12.03.6427 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)