INS Visakhapatnam

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Launching of INS Visakhapatnam - 4.JPG
History
India
Name: INS Visakhapatnam
Namesake: Visakhapatnam
Operator: Indian Navy
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited
Way number: D66
Laid down: 12 October 2013
Launched: 20 April 2015
Commissioned: Est. 2021
Identification: Pennant number: D66
Status: Under construction as of June 2019
General characteristics
Class and type: Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided missile destroyer
Displacement: 7,500 t (7,400 long tons; 8,300 short tons) full load
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 17.4 m (57 ft)
Draft: 6.5 m (21 ft)
Propulsion:
  • Combined gas and gas system: Twin Zorya M36E gas turbine plants with 4 × DT-59 reversible gas turbines and 2 × RG-54 gearboxes
  • 2 × Bergen/GRSE KVM-diesel engines, 9,900 hp (7,400 kW) each
  • 4 × 1 MWe Wärtsilä WCM-1000 generator sets driving Cummins KTA50G3 engines and Kirloskar 1 MV AC generators
Speed: In excess of 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Crew: 300 (50 officers and 250 sailors)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
  • Anti-air missiles:
  • 4 × 8-cell VLS, for a total of 32
  • Barak 8 missiles (Range: 0.5 km (0.31 mi) to 100 km (62 mi)
  • Anti-ship/Land-attack missiles:
  • 2 × 8-cell UVLM for 16 BrahMos anti-ship and land-attack missiles
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 127 mm gun Oto Melara SRGM
  • 4 × AK-630 CIWS
  • Anti-submarine warfare:
  • 4 × 533 mm Torpedo tubes
  • 2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 × Westland Sea King or HAL Dhruv
Aviation facilities:

INS Visakhapatnam is the lead ship of the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers of the Indian Navy. She is being constructed at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), and has been launched on 20 April 2015. The ship is expected to be commissioned by 2021.[1]

Construction[edit]

INS Visakhapatnam while launch

The keel of Visakhapatnam was laid down on 12 October 2013 and she was launched on 20 April 2015 at Mazagon Dock Limited of Mumbai.[2][3][4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INS Visakhapatnam, India's Most Powerful, Lethal Destroyer Launched in Mazgaon Dock". NDTV. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Russia to help India build 4 guided-missile destroyers". Indrus. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Project 15B". Global Security. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. ^ Sheshrao, Vishnudas (15 April 2015). "Indigenously built warship ready for launch". freepressjournal. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Navy's Next Destroyer Line Christened Visakhapatnam-class, 1st Launch Next Week". LiveFist defence. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.