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|Preceded by:||Arnala-class corvette|
|Succeeded by:||Kamorta-class corvette|
|Length:||57.6 m (189 ft)|
|Beam:||10.2 m (33 ft)|
|Speed:||32 knots (59 km/h)|
|Complement:||32 (includes 6 officers)|
|Armament:||1 × quad Strela-2M (SA-N-5) SAM
1 × AK-76/60 76mm gun
4 × 533mm torpedo tubes, SET-65E anti-submarine torpedoes
2 × RBU 1200 five-tubed
Four vessels of the class currently serve in the Indian Navy.
Ships of the class
|Abhay||P33||Mumbai||10 March 1989||Active|
|Ajay||P34||Mumbai||24 January 1990||Active|
GRSE successfully re-engined the first of three 57 m (187 ft) long 589-tonne Project 1241.2 Molniya-2 ASW corvettes (INS Abhay, INS Ajay and INS Akshay) of the Indian Navy. Sea trials of the re-engined INS Abhay have been successfully completed, with work involving the replacement of Russian-made M504 radial engines with high-power-to-weight MTU-1163 engines. Work began to procure through competitive tendering for three sets of ultra-low-frequency towed-array sonars (from either ATLAS Elektronik of Germany or US-based L-3 Communications/Ocean Systems) for installation on board these three corvettes.
The Ministry of Defense cleared acquisition of 16 shallow water anti-submarine vessels to replace the Abhay class of vessels.
- "P 33 Abhay Class". globalsecurity.org. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
- "MoD clears Navy plans to get 16 shallow-water anti-sub vessels". The Tribune. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2014.