List of ships of the Indian Navy
This is a list of ships of the Indian Navy. It covers both the pre-independence Royal Indian Navy and the post-independence Indian Navy. This article is incomplete, editors are welcome to contribute to expanding this list.
Note: Prior to 1950, Indian naval ships carried the prefix HMIS ("His Majesty's Indian Ship") as the Indian Armed Forces were under the British Crown. After the declaration of the Republic of India on 26 January 1950, the prefix became INS ("Indian Naval Ship").
|INS Vikrant||R11||Majestic class||4 March 1961||31 January 1997||Converted to IMS-Indian Museum Ship briefly but subsequently scrapped in 2014.||formerly HMS Hercules Although never commissioned into the Royal Navy.|
|INS Viraat||R22||Centaur class||12 May 1987||6 March 2017||Yet to be Decided|
|INS Chakra||S71||Charlie class||1 September 1987||Returned to Soviet Union in January 1991||Scrapped in Russia.||leased from the Soviet Union.|
|INS Khanderi||S22||Kalvari class||6 December 1968||18 October 1989||scrapped but sail fin on display|
|INS Kalvari||S23||Kalvari class||8 December 1967||31 May 1996||scrapped but sail fin on display|
|INS Kursura||S20||Kalvari class||18 December 1969||27 September 2001||Converted to Museum Ship at Ramakrishna Mission Beach, Visakhapatnam.|
|INS Karanj||S21||Kalvari class||4 September 1969||1 August 2003|
|INS Vagsheer||S43||Vela class||26 December 1974||30 April 1997|
|INS Vagir||S41||Vela class||3 November 1973||7 June 2001|
|INS Vela||S40||Vela class||31 August 1973||25 June 2010|
|INS Vagli||S42||Vela class||10 August 1974||9 December 2010||To be preserved as a museum in Tamil Nadu.|
Originally commissioned as HMIS Delhi
|C74||Leander class||5 July 1948||30 June 1978||Scrapped||Purchased from the U.K. Formerly HMS Achilles of the Battle of the River Plate fame. Turrets on Display at Devonport Naval Base, Auckland, New Zealand, and at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, India.|
|INS Mysore||C60||Fiji class||29 August 1957||20 August 1985||Scrapped||Purchased from the U.K. Formerly HMS Nigeria.|
|INS Rajput||D141||R class||28 July 1949||30 June 1973||scrapped 1979|
|INS Ranjit||R class||4 July 1949||30 September 1975||scrapped 1979|
|INS Rana||D115||R class||9 September 1949||30 September 1971||scrapped 1979|
|INS Godavari||D92||Hunt class||27 April 1953||31 Aug 1976||scrapped 1979||leased and then purchased from the Royal Navy. Formerly HMS Bedale. Was operated by Polish Navy during World War II as ORP Ślązak.|
|INS Gomati||D93||Hunt class||24 April 1953||31 May 1972||scrapped 1975||leased and then purchased from the Royal Navy. Formerly HMS Lamerton.|
|INS Ganga||D94||Hunt class||18 June 1953||31 July 1972||scrapped 1975||leased and then purchased from the Royal Navy. Formerly HMS Chiddingfold.|
|HMIS Tamar||K262||River class||1946||Dec 1946||Constructive Total Loss after running aground off Hainan Island||was previously HMS Aire prior to Indian service.|
|HMIS Neza||K239||River class||1946||1947||Returned to the Royal Navy in April 1947. Scrapped 1955.||Served as HMS Test in the Royal Navy before transfer to India.|
|HMIS Shamsher||K392||River class||1945||1947||Transferred to Pakistan and served as PNS Shamsher. Scrapped 1959.||Served as HMS Nadder in the Royal Navy before transfer to India.|
|HMIS Dhanush||K265||River class||1945||1948||Transferred to Pakistan and served as PNS Dhanush.||Served as HMS Deveron in the Royal Navy before transfer to India.|
renamed INS Kukri post republic.
|K243||River class||1946||1951||Converted to survey vessel post republic. Recommissioned as INS Investigator ||Served as HMS Trent in the Royal Navy before being transferred to India.|
renamed INS Bengal post republic.
|K419||River class||Purchased 1948||unknown||scrapped||Served as HMCS Kokanee for the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. Converted to a pilot vessel in Indian service.|
renamed INS Hooghly post republic.
|K330||River class||Purchased 1948||unknown||scrapped||Served as HMCS Waskesiu for the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II.|
|INS Khukri||F149||Blackwood Class||16 July 1958||Sunk in action on 9 December 1971 during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.|
renamed INS Tir post republic.
|K256||River class||3 December 1945||30 September 1977||scrapped||Served as HMS Bann in the Royal Navy during World War II. Served as training ship in the Indian Navy.|
|INS Kirpan||F144||Blackwood Class||July 1959||1978||Transferred to Coast Guard Service 1978.|
|INS Kuthar||F146||Blackwood Class||November 1959||18 Aug 1978||Transferred to Coast Guard Service 1978.|
|INS Talwar||F140||Whitby class||26 April 1959||30 Oct 1985||Broken up for scrap 1992|
|INS Trishul||F143||Whitby class||13 January 1960||31 Aug 1992||Broken up for scrap 1996|
|INS Brahmaputra||F31||Leopard class||31 March 1958||30 Jun 1986||Ordered HMS Panther, but transferred to India. Broken Up 1986|
|INS Beas||F37||Leopard class||24 May 1960||22 Dec 1992||Broken Up 1992|
|INS Betwa||F39||Leopard class||8 December 1960||31 December 1991||Broken Up 1988|
|INS Nilgiri||F33||Nilgiri class||23 June 1972||31 May 1996||Sunk on 24 April 1997, by a Sea Eagle AShM fired from a Sea Harrier Frs Mk.51 of the Indian Navy.|
|INS Himgiri||F34||Nilgiri class||23 November 1974||6 May 2005|
|INS Udaygiri||F35||Nilgiri class||18 February 1976||24 August 2007|
|INS Dunagiri||F36||Nilgiri class||5 May 1977||20 October 2010|
|INS Vindhyagiri||F42||Nilgiri class||8 July 1981||14 Jun 2012||Collided with a merchant ship while in Mumbai harbour on 30 January 2011; sank after on-board fire. No casualties. Re-floated and decommissioned with full honours in 2012.|
|INS Krishna||F46||Leander class||22 August 1995||24 May 2012||Purchased as a cadet training ship from the Royal Navy. Was previously HMS Andromeda.|
|INS Taragiri||F41||Nilgiri class||16 May 1980||27 June 2013|
|INS Godavari||F20||Godavari class||10 December 1983||23 December 2015|
|Sloops (later reclassified as frigates)|
|HMIS Elphinstone||Anchusa class||May 1922||wrecked on Nicobar Islands 29 January 1925.|
|HMIS Baluchi||PC.55||P Class||May 1922||1935||Sold for scrapping|
|P Class||5 August 1921||sunk by Italian submarine Galvani on 23 June 1940.|
|HMIS Indus||U67||Grimsby class||15 March 1935||Sunk by Japanese aircraft during Burma Campaign, 6 April 1942|
|Unique Patrol Sloop||27 December 1919||1947||scrapped|
|Unique Patrol Sloop||20 April 1920||1947||scrapped|
|HMIS Narbada||U40||Black Swan class||29 April 1943||1948||Transferred to Pakistan post-partition and served as PNS Jhelum|
|HMIS Godaveri||U53||Black Swan class||28 June 1943||1948||Transferred to Pakistan post-partition and served as PNS Sind.||Sunk the German submarine U-198 while in Indian service during World War II.|
|HMIS Hindustan||L80||Hastings class||10 October 1930||1948||Transferred to Pakistan post-partition and served as PNS Karsaz till 1960.||Was involved in the Royal Indian Navy mutiny.|
renamed INS Kaveri post republic.
|U10||Black Swan class||26 August 1943||30 Sep 1977||scrapped|
renamed INS Sutlej post republic.
|U95||Black Swan class||23 April 1941||01 Dec 1978||scrapped|
renamed INS Jamuna post republic.
|U21||Black Swan class||13 May 1941||31 Dec 1980||scrapped||Helped sink the Japanese submarine Ro-110 in 1944 while in Indian service.|
renamed INS Krisna post republic.
|U46||Black Swan class||26 August 1943||31 Dec 1981||scrapped|
|HMIS Gondwana||K348||Flower class||15 May 1945||1946||returned to Royal Navy and sold to the Thai Navy as HTMS Bangpakong|
|HMIS Sind||K274||Flower class||24 August 1945||1946||returned to Royal Navy and sold to the Thai Navy as HTMS Prasae|
|HMIS Mahratta||K395||Flower class||1946||Constructive total loss after running aground in 1947.|
|HMIS Assam||K306||Flower class||19 February 1945||1947||returned to Royal Navy and scrapped|
|HMIS Punjab||J239||Bathurst class||20 March 1942||1949||Transferred to Pakistan post-partition|
renamed INS Bombay post republic.
|J249||Bathurst class||24 April 1942||1960||scrapped||Was involved in defence during the Attack on Sydney Harbour|
renamed INS Bengal post republic.
|J243||Bathurst class||8 August 1942||1960||scrapped||Sunk the Imperial Japanese Navy commerce raider Hōkoku-Maru in 1942 while in Indian service.|
renamed INS Madras post republic.
|J237||Bathurst class||12 May 1942||1960||scrapped|
|INS Arnala||P68||Arnala class||29 June 1972||9 April 1999|
|INS Androth||P69||Arnala class||30 June 1972||9 April 1999|
|INS Anjadip||P73||Arnala class||23 December 1972||13 December 2003|
|INS Andaman||P74||Arnala class||28 December 1973||Lost in a storm 22 August 1990|
|INS Amini||P75||Arnala class||12 December 1974||16 September 2002|
|INS Kamorta||P77||Arnala class||21 November 1968||31 October 1991|
|INS Kadmatt||P78||Arnala class||23 December 1968||30 November 1992|
|INS Kiltan||P79||Arnala class||30 October 1969||30 June 1987||Participated in Operation Trident (1971).|
|INS Kavaratti||P80||Arnala class||23 December 1969||31 July 1986||Participated in Operation Trident (1971).|
|INS Katchall||P81||Arnala class||23 December 1969||31 December 1988|
|INS Amindivi||P83||Arnala class||1986–88|
|INS Hosdurg||K73||Durg class||15 January 1978||5 June 1999||Sunk in a Sea Eagle AShM test in June 2000.|
|INS Vijaydurg||K71||Durg class||25 December 1976||30 September 2002|
|INS Sindhudurg||K72||Durg class||29 May 1977||24 September 2004|
|INS Prahar||K98||Veer Class||1 March 1997||Sunk in collision on 22 April 2006|
|INS Veer||K40||Veer Class||26 March 1987||28 April 2016|
|INS Nipat||K42||Veer Class||5 December 1988||28 April 2016|
|Anti-Submarine Naval Trawler|
|HMIS Agra||T254||Basset class|
|HMIS Ahmedabad||T264||Basset class|
|HMIS Amritsar||T261||Basset class|
|HMIS Baroda||T249||Basset class||1948||Transferred to Pakistan|
|HMIS Berar||T256||Basset class|
|HMIS Calcutta||T339||Basset class|
|HMIS Cochin||T315||Basset class|
|HMIS Cuttack||T251||Basset class|
|HMIS Karachi||T262||Basset class|
|HMIS Lahore||T253||Basset class|
|HMIS Lucknow||T267||Basset class|
|HMIS Madura||T268||Basset class|
|HMIS Multan||T322||Basset class|
|HMIS Nagpur||T269||Basset class|
|HMIS Nasik||T258||Basset class|
|HMIS Patna||T255||Basset class|
|HMIS Peshawar||T263||Basset class|
|HMIS Poona||T260||Basset class|
|HMIS Quetta||T332||Basset class|
|HMIS Rampur||T212||Basset class||1948||Transferred to Pakistan|
|HMIS Shillong||T250||Basset class|
|HMIS Travancore||T312||Basset class|
|Ocean Going Minesweeper|
|HMIS Oostcapelle ||unique ship||before 1939||before 1947|
|HMIS Irawadi ||unique ship||before 1939||before 1947|
|HMIS Kathiawar||J155||Bangor Class||23 December 1942||1948||Transferred to Pakistan as PNS Chittagong.|
|HMIS Baluchistan||J182||Bangor Class||28 October 1942||1948||Transferred to Pakistan as PNS Baluchistan.|
|HMIS Oudh||J245||Bangor Class||21 October 1943||1948||Transferred to Pakistan as PNS Dacca.|
|HMIS Malwa||J55||Bangor Class||1945||1948||Transferred to Pakistan as PNS Peshawar.|
|HMIS Deccan||J129||Bangor Class||30 March 1945||1948||Sold in 1949 as the mercantile Kennery.|
|HMIS Orissa||J200||Bangor Class||14 March 1942||1949||Scrapped|
|HMIS Khyber||J190||Bangor Class||12 August 1942||1949||Scrapped|
|HMIS Carnatic||J199||Bangor Class||27 October 1942||1949||Scrapped|
|HMIS Kumaon||J164||Bangor Class||30 November 1942||1949||Scrapped|
|HMIS Bihar||J247||Bangor Class||27 February 1944||1949||Scrapped|
|HMIS Rajputana||J197||Bangor Class||30 April 1942||1961||Scrapped|
|HMIS Konkan||J228||Bangor Class||12 June 1942||31 Jul 1972||Scrapped|
|HMIS Rohilkhand||J180||Bangor Class||5 February 1943||1963||Scrapped|
|INS Pondicherry||M61||Pondicherry class||2 February 1978||5 October 2007|
|INS Porbandar||M62||Pondicherry class||19 December 1978||2007|
|INS Bedi||M63||Pondicherry class||27 April 1979||2009|
|INS Bhavnagar||M64||Pondicherry class||27 April 1979||2009|
|INS Ratnagiri||M66||Pondicherry class||10 June 1980||2012|
|INS Aleppey||M65||Pondicherry class||10 June 1980||2015|
|INS Cuddalore||M90||Ton class||1956||30 June 1979||ex-Royal Navy HMS Wennington|
|INS Cannanore||M91||Ton class||1956||31 Mar 1981||ex-Royal Navy HMS Whitton|
|INS Karwar||M92||Ton class||1956||31 Mar 1981||ex-Royal Navy HMS Overton|
|INS Kakinada||M93||Ton class||1956||30 June 1979||ex-Royal Navy HMS Durweston|
|INS Mulki||M87||Mahé Class||10 May 1984||16 May 2003|
|INS Magdala||M88||Mahé Class||10 May 1984||31 Oct 2001|
|INS Malvan||M84||Mahé Class||16 May 1983||03 Jan 2003|
|INS Mangrol||M85||Mahé Class||16 May 1983||07 Apr 2004|
|INS Mahé||M83||Mahé Class||16 May 1983||15 May 2006|
|INS Malpe||M86||Mahé Class||10 May 1984||04 Dec 2006|
|INS Bassein||M2707||Ham class||14 June 1955||1994||ex-Royal Navy HMS Littleham|
|INS Bimlipatan||M2705||Ham class||14 June 1955||1994||ex-Royal Navy HMS Hildersham|
Fast Attack Craft
|INS Veer||K82||Vidyut Class||2 April 1971||31 December 1982||Sunk PNS Muhafiz during Operation Trident (1971).|
|INS Nirbhik||K88||Vidyut Class||20 February 1971||31 December 1986|
|INS Nipat||K86||Vidyut Class||26 April 1971||29 February 1988||Destroyed the ammunition ship MV Venus Challenger, and the destroyer PNS Shah Jahan and the Karachi oil tanks during Operation Trident (1971).|
|INS Nirghat||K89||Vidyut Class||29 January 1971||31 July 1989||Sunk the PNS Khaibar during Operation Trident (1971).|
|INS Vinash||K85||Vidyut Class||20 January 1971||15 January 1990||Sunk the merchant MV Gulf Star, MV Harmattan, and badly damaged the Pakistani Fleet Tanker PNS Dacca, which was later scrapped, and the during Operation Python in 1971.|
|INS Nashak||K87||Vidyut Class||19 March 1971||31 December 1990|
|INS Vidyut||K83||Vidyut Class||16 February 1971||31 March 1991|
|INS Vijeta||K84||Vidyut Class||27 March 1971||30 June 1992|
|INS Pratap||K92||Chamak Class||17 February 1976||17 May 1996|
|INS Charag||K97||Chamak Class||17 October 1977||17 May 1996|
|INS Prachand||K90||Chamak Class||17 February 1976||29 December 1999|
|INS Prabal||K93||Chamak Class||17 February 1976||29 December 1999|
|INS Pralaya||K91||Chamak Class||17 February 1976||8 June 2001|
|INS Chapal||K94||Chamak Class||4 November 1976||5 May 2005||Preserved at Karwar, Karnataka|
|INS Chamak||K95||Chamak Class||4 November 1976||5 May 2005|
|INS Chatak||K96||Chamak Class||9 February 1977||5 May 2005|
Amphibious Warfare Ships
|Landing Ship Tank|
|HMIS Magar||L3011||Landing ship, tank||1949||31 March 1976||Former British tank landing ship HMS Avenger|
|Landing Ship Medium|
|INS Gharial||L12||Polnocny||1966||30 Sep 1987||Originally L3022, Polish Built - Polnocny A|
|INS Guldar||L13||Polnocny||1966||30 Dec 1985||Originally L3033, Polish Built - Polnocny A|
|INS Ghorpad||L14||Kumbhir class||1975||Polish Built - Polnocny C|
|INS Kesari||L15||Kumbhir class||September 1975||Polish Built - Polnocny C|
|INS Shardul||L16||Kumbhir class||December 1975||Polish Built - Polnocny C|
|INS Sharab||L17||Kumbhir class||March 1976||Polish Built - Polnocny C|
|INS Mahish||L19||Kumbhir class||4 June 1985||11 November 2016||Polish Built - Polnocny C|
|Landing Ship Infantry|
|HMIS El Hind||merchant requisitioned as Landing ship, infantry||1943||14 April 1944 destroyed in Bombay Explosion (1944)|
|Landing Ship Infantry|
|INS Shardul||L14||Shardul class||Jan 2007|
|INS Kesari||L15||Shardul class||Apr 2008|
|INS Airavat||Shardul class||June 2009|
|Landing Craft Tank (re-designated Landing Craft Utility)|
|INS LCU 31||L31||LCU Mk.3||1980||1 Feb 1999|
|INS LCU 32||L32||LCU Mk.3||1980||2002|
|INS LCU 34||L34||LCU Mk.3||28 January 1980||2002|
|HMIS Dalhousie||Unique ship||1886||1945||scrapped in 1945||Later depot ship at Basra, Bombay and Karachi|
Renamed INS Chilka post republic.
|Unique ship||1948||1976||scrapped in 1977|
|INS Shakti||Unique ship||29 January 1954||31 December 1967||scrapped c.1975||Italian-built tanker purchased new in 1953|
|INS Deepak||A50||Deepak class||20 November 1967||30 April 1996|
|INS Shakti||A57||Deepak class||31 December 1975||21 July 2007|
|Amba||A54||Modified Ugra class||28 December 1968||July 2006||scrapped|
|HMIS Investigator ||Unique ship||1932||1951|
|INS Investigator ||Modified River class||1951||30 September 1974||scrapped||former HMS Trent purchased in 1946 and renamed HMIS Kukri. Modified and converted to Survey Ship in 1950.|
|INS Darshak||Unique ship||1964||15 Jan 1990|
|INS Makar||J31||Makar Class ||31 January 1984||4 April 2005|
|INS Mithun||J32||Makar Class||31 March 1984||31 March 2007|
|INS Meen||J33||Makar Class||23 June 1984||24 April 2005||expended as a target for Brahmos test.|
|INS Mesh||J34||Makar Class||31 October 1984||1 February 1999|
|INS Nirdeshak||J19||Sandhayak-class survey ships||4 October 1983||19 December 2014 |
|Torpedo Recovery Vessel|
|INS A-71||A71||Astravahini-class||15 September 1982||25 March 2005|
|INS A-72||A72||Astravahini-class||23 February 1983||6 Nov 2014||sunk in an accident on 6 Nov 2014|
|INS A-73||A73||Astravahini-class||5 November 1984||16 July 2015|
|Offshore Patrol Vessel|
|HMIS RAMDAS||requsitioned armed merchant ship ||1940||1945||returned to merchant service.|
|HMIS Jamnagar||requisitioned armed merchant ship||1940||1947||sold and became M/V Hellenic Bulbul.|
|HMIS Ratnagiri||requisitioned armed merchant ship||1940|
|HMIS Hiravati||requisitioned armed merchant ship||1940|
|HMIS Prabhavati||requisitioned armed merchant ship||1940|
|HMIS Dipavati ||auxiliary patrol vessel|
|HMIS Sonvati||auxiliary patrol vessel|
|INS Sarayu||P54||Sukanya class||8 October 1991||2000||Sold to Sri Lanka in 2000 and in service as the flagship of Sri Lanka Navy, SLNS Sayura|
|INS Tarmugli||T64||Trinkat class||4 March 2002||23 February 2005||Transferred to Seychelles Coast Guard, as SCG PS Topaz|
|INS Seaward||T54||Seaward defence boat||September 1982||20 Jan 2006||Sunk to be made into an artificial reef|
|INS Tillanchang||T62||Trinkat class||17 March 2001||16 April 2006||Transferred to Maldivian Coast Guard, as CGS Huravee|
|INS Seawaves||T57||Seaward defence boat||24 Aug 2006|
|INS Seawater||T55||Seaward defence boat||2008–2009|
|INS Seawind||T56||Seaward defence boat||2008–2009|
|INS Seasand||T59||Seaward defence boat||07 Sept 2009|
|INS Searock||T60||Seaward defence boat||07 Sept 2009|
|INS Seastorm||T58||Seaward defence boat||20 Jul 2010|
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