INS Mysore (C60)
|Name:||INS Mysore C60 |
|Builder:||Vickers Armstrongs, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Laid down:||8 February 1938|
|Launched:||18 July 1939 (as HMS Nigeria)|
|Acquired:||29 August 1957|
|Decommissioned:||20 August 1985|
|Class & type:||Fiji class cruiser|
|Displacement:||8,530 tonnes standard
10,450 tons full load
|Length:||169.3 m (555.5 ft)|
|Beam:||18.9 m (62 ft)|
|Draught:||5.0 m (16.5 ft)|
Four oil fired 3-drum Admiralty-type boilers,4-shaft geared turbines, 4 screws, 54.1 megawatts (72,500 shp)
|Range:||6,520 nmi at 13 knots (24 km/h)|
Mysore was the second cruiser to be purchased by independent India. She was commissioned into the Indian Navy in August 1957. The crest for Mysore depicted the mythological double-headed eagle Gandaberunda from the coat of arms of the former Mysore state. The ship's motto Na bibheti kadachana was taken from the Taittiriya Upanishad.
In 1959, Mysore rammed by the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Hogue (D74), severely damaging Hogue's bow. In 1969, she collided with the destroyer INS Rana resulting in the latter being decommissioned and again in 1972 with the frigate INS Beas. INS Mysore served as a crucibile of training. On her several Indian naval officers earned their stripes as her successive commanding officers. In 1971 she served as the flagship of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy and led the missile attack on Karachi harbour in December 1971. Later in her life from 1975 onwards Mysore served as a training cruiser for naval cadets.
Mysore was decommissioned on August 20, 1985 and scrapped.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- HMS Nigeria at Uboat.net