SLNS Sayurala

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Career (SLN)
Builder: Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Launched: 1990
Commissioned: 2009
In service: 2008
Out of service: 2011
Homeport: SLN Dockyard, Trincomalee
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Vikram class
Displacement: 1,220 tons
Length: 74.1 metres
Beam: 11.4 metres
Draught: 3.2 metres
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines, 6200 hp sustained, 2 shafts and cp props.
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Range: 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 11 officers, 89 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Two Decca 1226 - I band
Armament: 1 30mm automatic 2A4Z cannon in place of the Bofors 40mm/60 gun. 2x 7.62mm machine guns, additional weapon systems added
Aircraft carried: 1 HAL Chetak

SLNS Sayurala (P623) (Sayurala meaning: Sea waves) was an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. It was named as the CGS Vigraha (39), a Vikram class offshore patrol craft of the Indian Coast Guard. She was in service in Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2011, during the Sri Lankan Civil War.[1]

Operations[edit]

Sayurala was tasked with deep sea patrolling both within the Sri Lankan territorial waters and in international waters to curb possible arms smuggling during the Sri Lankan Civil War. She was returned to the Indian Coast Guard in 2008.

CGS Vigraha[edit]

Commissioned on 12 April 1990, CGS Vigraha (39) served with the Indian Coast Guard until she was transferred to the Sri Lanka Navy.

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