INS Andamans

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INS Andamans
Name: INS Andamans
Builder: Szczecin Shipyard
Commissioned: 2000
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: B561 type Troop ship [1]
Displacement: 19,000 long tons (19,305 t) full
Length: 144 m (472 ft 5 in)
Beam: 21 m (68 ft 11 in)
Draft: 6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: Two Cegielski-B&W type 6L35MC diesels each rated at 2670 kW, driving two shafts for 5340 kW power.
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 119 design, 160 in practice
Aviation facilities: Helipad for 1 helicopter

INS Andamans is a Nicobar class troop ship. These large multi-role troop ships were converted from merchant ships which were originally ordered by the Ministry of Shipping for service with the Shipping Corporation of India that were later acquired by the Indian Navy for troop transport duties. The ship has large davits for Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) and also features a high bridge forward, funnel in the aft, and a helicopter platform at the stern. This makes the vessel suitable for general purpose roles, other than just troop transport.[2][3] The INS Andamans should not be confused with INS Andaman (P74), the Petya-class frigate that was lost in the Bay of Bengal in 1990 during a naval exercise, [4] which were designated as Arnala-class corvettes in Indian Navy due to their small size.

Ships Details
Name Pennant No. Previous Name Launched On Date of Commission
(in Indian Navy)
Homeport Status
INS Andamans Yard # B-561/2 M.V.Nancowry 5 October 1990 April 2000 Active

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nicobar Class Transport Ship".
  2. ^ "Nicobar Class".
  3. ^ "Nicobar Class Transport Ship".
  4. ^ "In choppy waters".