HMIS Deccan (J129)

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Career (India)
Name: Deccan
Ordered: 12 February 1942
Builder: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
Laid down: 3 May 1943
Launched: 24 May 1944
Commissioned: 30 March 1945
Decommissioned: 1948
Fate: Sold into Merchant Service
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
Armament: 1 × QF 12-pounder 3 in (76.2 mm) gun
1 × quadruple 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine gun Mark III

HMIS Deccan (J129) was a Bangor class minesweeper which served in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during World War II.[1]


HMIS Deccan was ordered in 1942, and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers in India for the Royal Navy. She was commissioned in March 1945, just months before the end of World War II.

HMIS Deccan was a part of the Eastern Fleet, and escorted a few convoys between Africa, British India and Australia in 1945.[2] She was also deployed for mine clearance operations off Phuket.[3]