INS Sindhuratna (S59)

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History
India
Name: INS Sindhuratna
Commissioned: 22 December 1988
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Sindhuratna
General characteristics
Class and type: Sindhughosh-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 2325 tons surfaced
  • 3076 tons dived
Length: 72.6 m (238 ft)
Beam: 9.9 m (32 ft)
Draught: 6.6 m (22 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × 3,650 hp (2,720 kW) diesel-electric motors
  • 1 × 5,900 hp (4,400 kW) motor
  • 2 × 204 hp (152 kW) auxiliary motors
  • 1 × 130 hp (97 kW) economic speed motor
Speed:
  • Surfaced; 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Snorkel Mode; 9 knots (17 km/h)
  • Submerged; 17 knots (31 km/h)
Range:
  • Snorting: 6,000 mi (9,700 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h)
  • Submerged: 400 miles (640 km) at 3 knots (5.6 km/h)
Endurance: Up to 45 days with a crew of 52
Test depth:
  • Operational Depth; 240 m (790 ft)
  • Maximum Depth; 300 m (980 ft)
Complement: 52 (incl. 13 Officers)
Armament:

INS Sindhuratna (S59) is a Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy.[1]

On 26 February 2014 smoke was detected on Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna off Mumbai coast, and onboard 4-5 sailors were airlifted to a Mumbai hospital after they fell unconscious from suffocation. The senior-most submarine officer of the Western Naval Command was on board.[2] 2 people were killed while 7 were injured. The cause of the fire remains unknown. As per reports, smoke had engulfed compartment No. 3 in the sailors’ accommodation area when the submarine was underwater during a training mission, leading to deaths and injuries.[3][4]

The two officers killed in the accident were Lt. Commander Kapish Muwal and Lt. Commander Manoranjan Kumar. Their funeral was conducted with full military honors, with the Naval Ensign lowered to half mast. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sindhughosh Class". Indian Navy. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "NDTV News". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Indian Navy initiates Probe into INS Sindhuratna Accident". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Batteries may have caused blast in INS Sindhuratna". The Hindu. 2014-02-28. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Full military honours for dead officers in INS Sindhuratna Tragedy". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.