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HMIS Rajputana (J197)
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Name: HMIS Rajputana
Ordered: 24 August 1940
Builder: Lobnitz & Co.
Laid down: 21 June 1941
Launched: 31 December 1941
Commissioned: 30 April 1942
Decommissioned: 1961
Fate: Scrapped
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 Rajputana (J197) was a Bangor class minesweeper which served in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during World War II.[1]


HMIS Rohilkhand was ordered from Lobnitz & Co. originally for the Royal Navy as HMS Lyme Regis in 1940. However, before she was launched, she was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy and eventually commissioned as Rajputana.[2] She served in the RIN during World War II.

Operations in World War IIEdit

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


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