Rani Abbakka-class inshore patrol vessel

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Class overview
Name: Rani Abbakka class inshore patrol vessel
Builders: Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., Visakhapatnam, India
Operators: Indian Coast Guard flag Indian Coast Guard
Built: 2009–2012
In commission: 2009–present
Planned: 5
Active: 1
General characteristics
Type: Inshore patrol vessel
Length: 50 m (164 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 3 × MTU 4000 diesel engines, each 2,720 kW (3,648 hp) at 2100 rpm
3 × 71S II Rolls-Royce waterjets
Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h; 36.2 mph)
Range: 1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × rigid inflatable boat
Complement: 39 (5 officers & 34 men)
Armament: 1 × CRN 91 Naval Gun

The Rani Abbakka class inshore patrol vessels are a series of craft being built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. for the Indian Coast Guard. They are based on Australian Thornycroft design.

Design[edit]

The vessels have a length of 50 meters, beam of 8 metres, draught of 4.5 metres and have weight of 275 Tonnes. They are powered by three MTU 4000 series diesel engines of 2720 KW capacity at 2100-rpm each coupled with three 71S II Rolls Royce waterjets with top speed of 31.5 knots and an endurance of 1,500 nautical miles at cruise speed of 14 knots. The patrol vessels are fitted with an advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), to carryout search and rescue operations. Other features include Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Machinery Control System, Infra-red Communication System. Armament consist of one CRN 91 Naval Gun along with its fire control system. They also carry one rigid inflatable boat. The ship's crew consists of five officers and 34 men.[1]

Ships of the class[edit]

The first of the series ICGS Rani Abbakka was launched on 28 May 2009 at Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam. It was commissioned, also at Visakhapatnam, by MM Pallam Raju, Defense state minister on 20 January 2012 in the presence of Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (East), Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM NM Director General Indian Coast Guard. The series is named after Rani Abbakka.[1]

The second of the series of five Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs), ICGS Rani Avantibai, was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on 08 May 13. It was commissioned on 09 May 13 by Sri Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Defence.


  • ICGS Rani Abbakka, launched 28 May 2009, commissioned 20 January 2012
  • ICGS Rani Avanti Bai, launched 4 November 2009, commissioned 09 May 2013
  • ICGS Rani Durgavati, launched 15 May 2010
  • ICGS Rani Gaidinliu, launched 6 November 2010
  • ICGS Rani Rashmoni, launched 15 July 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Press Information Bureau English Releases". Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India. 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 

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