Balram class tugboat

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The Balram class of tugboats is a series of service watercraft built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian navy. Each tug in the class has a rated capacity of 20 tonnes bollard pull. They are powered by twin Kirloskar SEMT-Pielistick (8PA4 V200) of total 3,200 hp (2,400 kW). They are also fitted with three monitors for fire fighting. INS Bajrang and INS Balram are stationed at Mumbai.[1]

Ships of the class[edit]

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Balram class tugboat
INS Balram
Yard no[2] Name Delivery date IMO number
1131 INS Balram 28 December 1988 8835762[3]
1162 INS Bajrang 15 January 1991 8814859[4]


  • Gross tonnage: 216 ton[1]
  • DWT: 35 tons
  • Length: 29.7 m
  • Width: 9.7 m
  • Draught: 4.3 meters
  • Crew: 12 total
  • Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems By Eric Wertheim
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-06-27. 
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