HMIS Oudh (J245)
|Ordered||14 October 1940|
|Builder||Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers|
|Laid down||7 June 1941|
|Launched||3 March 1942|
|Commissioned||21 October 1943|
|Out of service||1948|
|Fate||Transferred to Pakistan|
|Out of service||22 January 1959|
|Class and type||Bangor-class minesweeper|
|Length||189 ft (58 m) o/a|
|Beam||28 ft 6 in (8.69 m)|
|Draught||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Speed||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Range||2,800 nmi (5,200 km; 3,200 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
HMIS Oudh (J245) was a Bangor-class minesweepers built for the Royal Navy, but transferred to the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during the Second World War.
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Design and description
The Bangor class was designed as a small minesweeper that could be easily built in large numbers by civilian shipyards; as steam turbines were difficult to manufacture, the ships were designed to accept a wide variety of engines. Oudh displaced 673 long tons (684 t) at standard load and 860 long tons (870 t) at deep load. The ship had an overall length of 189 feet (57.6 m), a beam of 28 feet 6 inches (8.7 m) and a draught of 10 feet 6 inches (3.2 m). The ship's complement consisted of 60 officers and ratings.
She was powered by two vertical triple-expansion steam engines (VTE), each driving one shaft, using steam provided by two Admiralty three-drum boilers. The engines produced a total of 2,400 shaft horsepower (1,800 kW) and gave a maximum speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph). The ship carried a maximum of 160 long tons (163 t) of fuel oil that gave her a range of 2,800 nautical miles (5,200 km; 3,200 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph).
The VTE-powered Bangors were armed with a QF 12-pounder (7.62 cm) anti-aircraft gun and a single QF 2-pounder (4 cm) AA gun or a quadruple mount for the Vickers .50 machine gun. In some ships the 2-pounder was replaced a single or twin 20 mm Oerlikon AA gun, while most ships were fitted with four additional single Oerlikon mounts over the course of the war. For escort work, their minesweeping gear could be exchanged for around 40 depth charges.
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Construction and career
HMIS Oudh was ordered in 1940, and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers in India. She was commissioned in 1943, into the Eastern Fleet. She escorted a number of convoys until the end of the war.
After the independence of India and the subsequent partition, she was among the vessels transferred to Pakistan and renamed PNS Dacca.
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