Allied Warships

HMIS Kumaon (J 164)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
PennantJ 164 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byWilliam Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) : Parsons 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down12 Dec 1940 
Launched2 May 1942 
Commissioned30 Nov 1942 
End service 
HistoryScrapped in 1949.

Former nameHMS Middlesborough

Commands listed for HMIS Kumaon (J 164)

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1Lt. George Robert William Terence Horner, RIN20 Nov 194217 Feb 1944
2T/Lt. Santasing Gill, RINR17 Feb 19448 Jun 1944
3T/Lt. Edward William Kent, RINR8 Jun 19445 Jul 1945
4T/Lt. Upkar Jummy Singh Chopra, RINR5 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Kumaon include:

26 Nov 1942
Kumaon (Lt. G.R.W.T. Horner, RIN) conducted D/G trials on the D/G range at Holy Loch. (1)


  1. ADM 53/115945

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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