INS Ganga (F22)

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INS Ganga
History
India
Name: INS Ganga
Namesake: Ganga River (the Ganges)
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited
Commissioned: 30 December 1985
Decommissioned: 22 March 2018
Identification: F22
Status: Decommissioned
Badge: INS Ganga crest
General characteristics
Class and type: Godavari-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 3600 tons standard,
  • 3850 tons full load
Length: 126.4 m (414 ft 8 in)
Beam: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Draught: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: 2 turbines with 30,000 hp (22,000 kW) motors; 2 550 psi (3,800 kPa) boilers; 2 shafts
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range: 4,500 mi (7,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 313 (incl. 40 Officers & 13 Aircrew)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × Signaal D-band radar
  • 1 × MR-310U Angara (NATO: Head Net-C) E-band radar
  • 2 × Signaal ZW06 or Don Kay I-band radars for navigation
  • Bharat APSOH hull mounted sonar, Fathoms Oceanic VDS and Type 162M sonar
Armament:
  • 4 × P-20M (SS-N-2D Styx) AShMs in single-tube launchers
  • Barak SAM system
  • 2 × 57 mm (twin) guns at 90° elevation
  • 4 × AK-230 30 mm gunmounts with 85° elevation (in CIWS role only)
  • 6 × 324 mm ILAS 3 torpedo tubes with Whitehead A244S or NST 58 anti-submarine torpedoes
Aircraft carried:

INS Ganga (F22) was a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy. Built in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock Limited, she was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 30 December 1985. She was retired from active service on 28 May 2017,[1] and was decommissioned on 22 March 2018.[2]

Operations[edit]

UNOSOM II[edit]

While the UN Security Council Resolution 954, extended the UN mandate for UNOSOM II in Somalia to March 1995, the United States and other NATO members of the mission abandoned the peacekeeping effort and withdrew from Somalia over a year earlier. As the mission approached its scheduled end, the situation on the ground continued to deteriorate. With no other international support forthcoming, INS Ganga along with INS Godavari and INS Shakti were deployed to Mogadishu in December 1994 to support the withdrawal of the Indian Army's 66 Brigade, including the 2nd Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (2 JAKLI).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INS Ganga on swansong sortie". Deccan Herald. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. ^ India, Press Trust of (22 March 2018). "Navy warship INS Ganga decommissioned in Mumbai". Business Standard India. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/PEACE/Somalia.html