Sarojini Naidu-class extra-fast patrol vessel

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Sarojini Naidu Class of Extra Fast Patrol Vessels are series of seven Mid Shore Patrol Vessels built by Goa Shipyard Limited at Vasco da Gama, Goa for Indian Coast Guard produced between 2002 to 2006.[1]

Introduction[edit]

The Sarojini class of watercraft are seagoing, high speed, armed surveillance platform, capable of shallow water operations.

These vessels are primarily designed for anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist deployment, fisheries protection and search and rescue operations. These vessels can also support the navy during wartime, as a coastal convoy escort and a communication link.

Design[edit]

Powered by three 2,720 kW MTU diesel engines, driving independent Kamewa water-jets, these vessels are designed for good maneuverability and are capable of operating in up to Sea State 4 and can withstand Sea State 6. The vessels have a top speed of 35 knots and have an operational range of 1,500 nm. They are equipped with a 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun at forward with two 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine guns, each installed on both sides of the board.

They are fitted with the latest satellite communication and navigation systems including differential global positioning system (DGPS), electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) and global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS). They have air-conditioned accommodation for a crew of 35 and have endurance of 7 days. The vessels in this series are eco-friendly, featuring an on-board sewage treatment plant and the gases used for air-conditioning are ozone layer friendly.

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Number Date of Launch Date of commission
CGS Sarojini Naidu 229 2002 11 November 2002
CGS Durgabai Deshmukh 230 2002 29 April 2003
CGS Kasturba Gandhi 231 6 July 2005, 28 October 2005
CGS Aruna Asaf Ali 232 20 October 2005, 28 January 2006
CGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan 233 30 December 2005, 28 April 2006
CGS Meera Behn 234 28 January 2006, 25 July 2006
CGS Savitribai Phule 235 28 April 2006, 28 October 2006

Specification[edit]

The specifications are from bharat-rakshak web site[2]

  • Displacement : 235 tonnes
  • Length : 48.14 meter
  • Beam : 7.5 meter
  • Depth : 4 meter
  • Draught : 2 meter
  • Speed : 35 Knots
  • Armament: 1*30 CRN 91, 2*7.62-mm MG
  • Electronic Radar: BEL make-1*Decca 1245/6X nav.
  • Power: 3 mtu 16V4000 M90 diesels, 2720 KW at 2040 rpm each
  • Propulsion: 3 KaMeWa Type 71SI waterjet, 10,499 bhp
  • Electric 160 Kw (2*80 Kw, Diesel driven)
  • Range 1500 Nmiles
  • Endurances: 7 days
  • Crew: 30 (including 5 officers)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ships built by Goa Shipyard Limited". Goa Shipyard. Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  2. ^ "EXTRA FAST PATROL VESSEL". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 

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