INS Shardul (L16)

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Name: INS Shardul
Commissioned: 24 December 1975
Decommissioned: June 1997
Identification: Pennant number: L16
Status: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class and type: Kumbhir-class tank landing ship
Displacement: 1120 tons (standard)
Length: 83.9 m [1]
Beam: 9.7 m
Draught: 1.3 metres (extreme bow and 2.58 metres (stern)
Depth: 5.2 m
Propulsion: 2 x 2200 hp Soviet Kolomna 40-D two stroke diesel engines.
Speed: 18 knots
Complement: 120 (incl. 12 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
SRN 7453 radar
  • 2 × AK-230 30mm guns
  • 4 × CRN-91 AA (Naval 30mm Medak)
  • guns, MANPAD's.
Aircraft carried: 1 HAL Chetak

INS Shardul was a Kumbhir-class tank landing ship of the Indian Navy.


Built at the Gdańsk Shipyard in Poland, INS Shardul was commissioned on 24 December 1975. She was decommissioned in June 1997.

Her legacy was carried forward by the lead vessel of the Shardul-class tank landing ships, INS Shardul.


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