Astravahini-class torpedo recovery vessel

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Astravahini-class torpedo recovery vessel (A73)

Astravahini class of torpedo recovery vessel are series of naval auxiliary watercraft built by Goa Shipyard Limited and P.S. & Company for the Indian Navy.[1] They are intended to recover practice torpedoes and mines, fired and laid by ships, submarines and aircraft. The vessels can stow two full-sized torpedoes on deck and two on a recovery ramp.

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Astravahini class
A-72 TRV

Ships in the class[edit]

Ships in the class
Yard no[2] IMO Number[3] Pennant no Commission Decommission Builder Remark
1083 7804077 A-71 15 September 1982 25 March 2005 GSL Torpedo Recovery Vessel
1084 7804089 A-72 23 February 1983 GSL Torpedo Recovery Vessel
A-73 5 November 1984[4] P. S. & Company[5] Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel

Specification (A-71 & A-72)[edit]

  • Displacement: 110 tonnes[6][7]
  • Speed: 11 knots
  • Dimension: 28.5 X 6.1 X 1.4 meters
  • Engine: 2 Kirloskar MAN 12 cyl. diesels, 2 props. 720 bhp
  • Crew: 13 total

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://indiannavy.nic.in/print/84
  2. ^ http://www.goashipyard.co.in/products_history.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.irclass.org/ship_info#
  4. ^ Military Year-book 1985-86 (Volume 18)
  5. ^ Ship & Boat International, Volume 37
  6. ^ The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems By Eric Wertheim
  7. ^ http://members.tripod.com/upadhyay_harsh/indiannavypage.htm

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