Durg-class corvette

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Class overview
Name: Durg class
Operators:  Indian Navy
Succeeded by: Veer class
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: ~570t standard; 670t full load
Length: 59 m (194 ft)
Beam: 12.5 m (41 ft)
Draught: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Complement: 42 (incl 7 officers)[1]

The Durg-class corvettes of the Indian Navy were customized variants of the Soviet Navy Nanuchka-class corvettes. Three vessels of this class served in the Indian Navy, where they formed the 21st Missile Vessel Squadron (K21).[1]

Durg-class vessels take their names from famous historical forts in India. The Durg class was primarily intended for coastal patrol and defence. They were the first class of vessels in the Indian Navy to primarily rely on surface-to-air missiles and anti-ship missiles for defence.

Design[edit]

The Durg class is also known as the Nanuchka II class. Some design improvements made for the Durg class were incorporated into the Nanuchka III class, commissioned into the Soviet Navy in the 1980s.

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Commissioned Decommissioned Status
INS Vijaydurg K71 25 December 1976 30 September 2002
INS Sindhudurg K72 29 May 1977 24 September 2004
INS Hosdurg K73 15 January 1978 5 June 1999 Sunk in a Sea Eagle AShM test

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NAVY - Nanuchka II Class (Durg)". Bharat-Rakshak.com. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2014.