Jija Bai-class patrol vessel

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Class overview
Name: Jija Bai class
Builders:
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
Succeeded by: Tara Bai class
In commission: 1984–2011
Completed: 7
Retired: 7
General characteristics [1]
Type: Patrol vessel
Displacement: 181 tonnes (178 long tons; 200 short tons)
Length: 44.02 m (144 ft 5 in)
Beam: 7.4 m (24 ft 3 in)
Draught: 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
Installed power: 3 × 80 kW, 315V, 50 Hz diesel generators
Propulsion: 2 × MTU 12V538 TB82 diesel engines, 5,940 bhp (4,429 kW), 2 shafts
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 2,375 nmi (4,398 km; 2,733 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 7 officers, 27 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
BEL make-1* Decca 1226 navigation radar
Armament:
  • 1 × Bofors 40 mm AA gun
  • 2 × 7.62 mm (0.3 in) machine guns

The Jija Bai class were seven mid-shore patrol vessels of the Indian Coast Guard, designed by Sumidagawa Shipyard Co. Ltd., Tokyo, and jointly built by Sumidagawa and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata between 1983 and 1985.[1]

Design[edit]

The 44-metre (144 ft 4 in) long vessels, with a displacement of 181 tonnes, had a top speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph). The vessels were powered by two MTU 12V538 diesel engines driving two independent four-bladed propellers. The class had a range of 2,375 nautical miles (4,398 km; 2,733 mi) at a cruise speed of 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph). The crew of the patrol vessel consisted of 7 officers and 27 enlisted sailors. The vessels were armed with a 40 mm 60 cal Bofors Mk 3 AA. A plan to build eight more boats of the same class was cancelled in favour of Tara Bai class.

External images
Jija Bai class patrol vessel
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Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant
Number
Commissioned Decommissioned Homeport
ICGS Jija Bai 64 22 February 1984 27 June 2011 Chennai[2]
ICGS Chand Bibi 65 22 February 1984 19 January 2012 Vishakapatanam[3]
ICGS Kittur Chinnama 66 21 May 1983 27 June 2011 Chennai[2]
ICGS Rani Jindan 67 21 October 1983 6 February 2012 Chennai[4]
ICGS Habbah Khatun 68 27 April 1985 6 February 2012 Chennai[4]
ICGS Rama Devi 69 3 August 1985 19 January 2012 Vishakapatanam[3]
ICGS Avvaiyar 70 19 October 1985 6 February 2012 Chennai[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wertheim, Eric. The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. 
  2. ^ a b "ship-decommisisoning: The Indian Coast Guard ships ICGS Jijabai AND ICGS Kittur". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Three Coast Guard ships decommissioned - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "Indian Coast Guard: Inshore Patrol Vessels by Hindustan Shipyard Limited". www.marinebuzz.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 

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