Vipul-class barge

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Vipul-class barge
Class overview
Builders: Vipul shipyard
Operators: Indian Navy
Building: 2
Planned: 5
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Barge
Tonnage: 598 GT 179 NT
Displacement: 1042.634 tonnes
Length: 50.2 m (165 ft) LOA 46.8 m (154 ft) LBP
Draught: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in) (max)
Installed power: Main:
Caterpillar 1,342 kW (1,800 hp)
Generators:
415 V 50 Hz
1 × 36 hp (27 kW)
2 × 86 hp (64 kW)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)

Vipul class of barges are a series of five self-propelled water carrier watercrafts being built by Vipul shipyard, Surat for the Indian Navy.

Description[edit]

They have a displacement of 1040 tonnes and are 50 metres (160 ft) long. Each vessel in the series is operated by a crew of 20. They are fitted with two engines and are capable of speed up to 12 knots. They have a capacity to carry 500 tonnes of fresh water. They are intended to serve warships at anchorage outside the harbour and elsewhere to ensure quick operational turnaround. They are being built at Magdalla port in Surat as per contract concluded on February 2006.

Barges in the class
Name IRS no[1] Date of commission
INS
INS
INS Ambuda 35823 11 October 2010
INS Pamba 38186 29 March 2011
INS Pulakesin-1 40373 11 September 2011

Specifications[edit]

  • Gross weight: 598 tonnes[1]
  • Net weight: 179 tonnes
  • Dead weight: 604.85 tonnes
  • Displacement: 1042.634 tonnes
  • Light weight: 437.784 tonnes
  • Overall length: 50.2 meters
  • Lbp: 46.8 meters
  • Brdth Mlt: 11 meters
  • Draught (max): 2.9 meters
  • Depth Mld: 3.8 meters
  • Engine: Caterpillar
  • Power: 1342 kW
  • Auxiliary generator: 1 x 36 kW, 2 x 86 kW 415 V 50 Hx AC
  • Speed: 12 knots

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IRCLASS". Indian Register of Shipping. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 

External links[edit]

External media
Vipul class barge
Images
INS Ambuda induction
INS Pamba induction
INS Pulakesin-1 induction
Video
INS Ambuda Launch