INS Himgiri

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History
India
Name: INS Himgiri
Namesake: Himgiri Range
Commissioned: 23 November 1974
Decommissioned: 6 May 2005
Fate: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class and type: Nilgiri-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 2682 tons (standard)
  • 2962 tons (full load)
Length: 113 m (371 ft)
Beam: 13 m (43 ft)
Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × 550 psi boilers
  • 2 × 30,000 hp (22,000 kW) motors
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 267 (incl 17 officers)[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Signaal DA05 / BEL PFN513 radar
  • Signaal LW08 / BEL RAWL02 surface radar
  • Signaal ZW06 / BEL RASHMI navigation radar
  • Signaal M-45 navigation radar
  • Westinghouse SQS-505 / Graesby 750 sonar
  • Type 170 active attack sonar
Armament:
  • 2 × MK.6 Vickers 115 mm guns
  • 4 × AK-230 30 mm guns
  • 2 × Oerlikon 20 mm guns
  • 2 × triple ILAS 3 324 mm torpedo tubes with Whitehead A244S or the Indian NST-58 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 Westland Sea King or HAL Chetak

INS Himgiri (F34) was a Nilgiri-class frigate of the Indian Navy. Himgiri was commissioned into the Navy on 23 November 1974. She was decommissioned on 6 May 2005.

Operations[edit]

INS Himgiri holds the record for the number of days at sea in a single deployment for a conventional ship of the Indian Navy. In 1976, she was the first ship of the Indian Navy to shoot down a pilotless aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2011.