Abhay-class corvette

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Class overview
Name: Abhay class
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Arnala class
Succeeded by: Kamorta class
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 3
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 485 tons
Length: 57.6 m (189 ft)
Beam: 10.2 m (33 ft)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 32 (includes 6 officers)

The Abhay-class corvettes of the Indian Navy are customized variants of the Soviet Pauk-class corvettes. The class is primarily intended for coastal patrol and anti-submarine warfare.

Four vessels of the class currently serve in the Indian Navy.[1]

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Builder Homeport Commissioned Decommissioned Status
Abhay P33 Mumbai 10 March 1989 Active
Ajay P34 Mumbai 24 January 1990 Active
Akshay P35 Mumbai January 1991 Active
Agray P36 Mumbai February 1991 27 January 2017 Decommissioned[2]

GRSE successfully re-engined the first of three 57 m (187 ft) long 589-tonne Project 1241.2 Molniya-2 ASW corvettes (INS Abhay, INS Ajay and INS Akshay) of the Indian Navy. Sea trials of the re-engined INS Abhay have been successfully completed, with work involving the replacement of Russian-made M504 radial engines with high-power-to-weight MTU-1163 engines. Work began to procure through competitive tendering for three sets of ultra-low-frequency towed-array sonars (from either ATLAS Elektronik of Germany or US-based L-3 Communications/Ocean Systems) for installation on board these three corvettes.

The Ministry of Defense cleared acquisition of 16 shallow water anti-submarine vessels to replace the Abhay class of vessels.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "P 33 Abhay Class". globalsecurity.org. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Indian Navy decommissions two ships | IHS Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  3. ^ "MoD clears Navy plans to get 16 shallow-water anti-sub vessels". The Tribune. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2014.