Komandarm Fedko-class oiler

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INS Jyoti
Class overview
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Replenishment tanker
Displacement: 35,900 tons full load[1]
Length: 178 m (584 ft 0 in)
Beam: 25 m (82 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: One 10,948 hp (8,164 kW) steam turbine
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Range: 12,000 nautical miles (22,000 km; 14,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 92 (incl. 16 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
2 x Decca 1226 navigation radars
Armament: Guns may be fitted in due course
Aircraft carried: 1 medium helicopter
Notes: Cargo capacity: 25,040 tons diesel

The Komandarm Fedko class is a class of replenishment tankers operated by the Indian and Chinese navies. Four ships of the Komandarm Fedko class were constructed by the Soviet Union, later Russia, of which one was bought by India, one by China and two are in commercial service. INS Jyoti (meaning "light") is the second largest ship in the Indian Navy after the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.[2] Likewise Qinghai-Hu is the second largest ship in the People's Liberation Army Navy after the aircraft carrier Liaoning.[2]


INS Jyoti was constructed by the Admiralty Shipyard of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was built to be a Project 15966M merchant tanker, but was modified and purchased by the Indian Navy, and got commissioned on 20 July 1996. The ship was based at Bombay, where it arrived in November 2006. It is deployed as a major force multiplier in sustaining the navy's blue water operations. It can increase the range of a naval task force without tanker support from seven days and 2,400 nautical miles (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) to 50 days and 16,800 nautical miles (31,100 km; 19,300 mi).[3][4][5][6] INS Jyoti visited Shanghai in 2003,[7] and participated in exercises by the Indian and Singapore navies in 2010.[8][9]

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Builder Homeport Commissioned Status
INS Jyoti A58 Admiralty Shipyard, St. Petersburg[10] Karwar 20 July 1996[10] Active
Qinghai-Hu AO 885 Kherson Shipyard, Kherson[11] 5 August 1996[11] Active

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "INS Jyoti". Surface fleet. Indian Navy. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Eric Wertheim (2007). Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World (15 ed.). Naval Institute Press. p. 301. ISBN 1-59114-955-X. 
  3. ^ "INS Jyoti". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "A58 Jyoti". Global Security. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "INS Jyoti's fire power to be enhanced". The Hindu. 28 October 2000. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Rai (Retd), Cmde Ranji. "Indian Navy's Aircraft Carriers and other Programmes". India Strategic. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Indian warships wind up Shanghai visit". People's Daily. 14 November 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "India-Singapore naval exercises begin today". The Hindu. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Operational Deployment of Eastern Fleet 2011". Past Deployments. Indian Navy. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Wertheim, Naval Institute Guide, 301.
  11. ^ a b Wertheim, Naval Institute Guide, 132.

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