Bristol-class interceptor craft

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Bristol class of interceptor craft are a series of watercrafts built by Bristol Boats, a division of Chika Pvt. Ltd Aroor, for the Indian Coast Guard. These boats are intended for carrying out patrol duties in shallow water areas near the coastline.[1] The contract was signed on 22 March 2004 for acquisition of eight Interceptor Boats by the Indian Coast Guard at a total cost of Rs 3.74 crores.[1] The first craft became operational on 1 December 2004.[2]

Specifications[edit]

  • Displacement: 5.5 tonnes[2]
  • Length: 9.5 meters (31 feet)
  • Breath: 3.3 meters (11 feet)
  • Draught: 0.75 meters (2.5 feet)
  • Power: 2 diesel engine, 500 hp (370 kW)
  • Speed: 35 knots
  • Range: 75 nautical miles at 25 knots
  • Armament: 1*7.62 mm machine gun
  • Crew: 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://mod.nic.in/reports/MOD-English2004.pdf
  2. ^ a b Jane's fighting ships 2010-2011

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