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HMIS Khyber (J190)
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Name: HMIS Khyber
Ordered: 20 December 1939
Builder: William Hamilton and Company
Laid down: 10 December 1940
Launched: 17 February 1942
Commissioned: 12 August 1942
Fate: scrapped 1949
General characteristics
Class & type: Bangor-class minesweeper
Displacement: 605 tons
Length: 162 ft (49.4 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8.25 ft (2.51 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 9-cylinder diesel, 2,000 bhp (1,500 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 60

HMIS Khyber (J190) was a Bangor class minesweeper which served in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during World War II.[1] Khyber was scrapped in 1949.


HMIS Khyber was ordered from William Hamilton and Company, originally for the Royal Navy as HMS Harwich in 1939. However, before she was launched, she was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy and eventually commissioned as Khyber.[2] She served in the RIN during World War II.

Operations in World War IIEdit

Khyber was a part of the Eastern Fleet, and escorted numerous convoys between Africa, British India and Australia in 1943-45.[3][4][5]


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