HMIS Bihar (J 247)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Indian Navy|
|Built by||Garden Reach Shipbuilding & Engineers Ltd. (Ranchi, India)|
|Ordered||14 Oct 1940|
|Laid down||7 Jun 1941|
|Launched||7 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Feb 1944|
|History||Scrapped in 1949.|
Commands listed for HMIS Bihar (J 247)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Lt. Walter Leslie Deeble, DSC, RINR||7 Aug 1943||19 Aug 1944|
|2||T/Lt. John Vendrell, RINR||19 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Bihar include:
15 Jul 1944
The British merchant Tanda is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-181 northwest of Mangalore in the Arabian Sea in position 13°22'N, 74°09'E. HMIS Bihar (T/Lt. W.L. Deeble, DSC, RINR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuinness, RNR) together pick up 197 survivors.