Vikram-class offshore patrol vessel

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Vikram class
Class overview
Builders: Mazagon Dock Limited and Goa Shipyard Limited
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
General characteristics
Displacement: 1220 tonnes
Length: 74.10 m (243.1 ft)
Beam: 11.4 m (37 ft)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft)
Installed power: 2 × SEMT-Pielstick 16 PA6 V280 diesel engines
Propulsion: 2 × propellers 12800 bhp
Speed: 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 11 officers and 85 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar : BEL make-1*Decca 1226 nav;BEL make-1*Decca 1230 nav
Armament: 40mm 60 cal Bofors Mk 3 AA or 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun; 2 single 7.62mm MG

Vikram-class offshore patrol vessels are series of nine watercraft jointly built by Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai and Goa Shipyard Limited, Vasco da Gama, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard.

Introduction[edit]

The vessels in this class are 74 metres (243 ft) long with a beam of 11.4 metres (37 ft) and are armed with a Mantra Defense Lynx optronic-directed 40mm 60 cal Bofors Mk3 AA gun or dual 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun. They are powered by two SEMT-Pielstick 16 PA6 V280 diesel engines driving two propllers. The vessels are equipped with pollution control equipment, two firefighting monitors, a four-tonne crane. They also carry diving equipment, two RIB inspection crafts, a grp[clarification needed] launch, and a hangar for a light helicopter. The Vikram-class vessels have an air-conditioned accommodation for a crew of 11 officers and 85 enlisted sailors.

List of vessels[edit]

Name Pennant Number Date of Launch Date of commission Date of Decommission
ICGS Vikram 33 29 Sep 1981 26 Dec 1983 19 Jan 2012
ICGS Vijaya 34 12 Apr 1985
ICGS Veera 35 30 Jun 1984 3 May 1986 20 May 2013
ICGS Varuna 36 1 Feb 1984 27 Feb 1988
ICGS Vajra 37 31 Jan 1987 22 Dec 1988
ICGS Vivek 38 5 Nov 1987 19 Aug 1989 Sank on 23 March 2010
ICGS Vigraha 39 1 Dec 1988 12 Apr 1990
ICGS Varad (GSL made) 40 2 Sep 1989 19 Jul 1990
ICGS Varaha (GSL made) 41 11 Mar 1992 Transferred to Sri Lanka


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