INS Veer (K40)

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Name: INS Veer
Operator: Indian Navy
Commissioned: 26 March 1987
Decommissioned: 28 April 2016
Homeport: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Identification: Pennant number: K40
General characteristics
Class and type: Veer-class corvette
Displacement: 455 tons (full load)
Length: 56 m (184 ft)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft)
Draught: 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
Propulsion: COGAG
Speed: 42 knots (78 km/h)
Range: 1,650 mi (2,660 km)
Complement: 41 (incl 5 officers)

INS Veer was the lead ship of her class of corvettes, and served in the Indian Navy from 26 March 1987 to 28 April 2016.[1]

INS Veer was commissioned at Poti, Soviet Union (now in Georgia) on 26 March 1987. Lieutenant Commander Anup Singh was the commissioning Commanding Officer of the ship. The ship was manned by a crew of about 100 officers and sailors. The ship was propelled by four gas turbine engines, and was designed to attain a maximum speed of 42 knots. These ship was designed to carry four Surface to Surface Guided Missiles, one Medium Range Anit-Aircraft Gun (an AK 176) and a Close in Weapon System with two AK 630 Guns and associated Radar. The ship has also been forward deployed off the coast of Gujarat, and India's maritime border on numerous occasions to protect offshore assets. After completing 29 years of commissioned service, INS Veer was decommissioned on 28 April 2016. At the time of decommissioning, the ship's commanding officer was Cdr B Charish K Pal, and the ship was assigned to the 22nd Killer Squadron. Veer and Nipat, which was also decommissioned on the same day, were the first Veer class corvettes to be decommissioned from the Indian Navy.[2]


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  2. ^ "Indian Naval Ships Veer and Nipat to be decommissioned tomorrow". Retrieved 28 April 2016.