Sarojini Naidu-class patrol vessel

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ICGS Savitribai Phule (235)
Class overview
Name: Sarojini Naidu class fast patrol vessel
Builders: Goa Shipyard Ltd., Panaji, India
Preceded by: Priyadarshini-class
Succeeded by: Rani Abbakka-class
Built: 2002–2006
In commission: 2002–present
Planned: 9
Completed: 9
Active: 9
General characteristics
Type: Inshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 259 tonnes[1]
Length: 48 m (157 ft 6 in)
Beam: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
Draught: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 3 × MTU 4000 diesel engines, each 2,720 kW (3,648 hp) at 2100 rpm
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 6 Officers and 36 Sailors

Sarojini Naidu Class Fast Patrol Vessels are series of seven Mid Shore Patrol Vessels built by Goa Shipyard Limited at Vasco da Gama, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard produced between 2002 and 2006.[2]


The Sarojini class of watercraft are seagoing, high speed, armed surveillance platform, capable of shallow water operations.

These vessels are primarily designed for anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist deployment, fisheries protection and search and rescue operations. These vessels can also support the navy during wartime, as a coastal convoy escort and a communication link.


Powered by three 2,720 kW MTU diesel engines, driving independent Kamewa water-jets, these vessels are designed for good maneuverability and are capable of operating in up to Sea State 4 and can withstand Sea State 6. The vessels have a top speed of 35 knots and have an operational range of 1,500 nm. They are equipped with a 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun at forward with two 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine guns, each installed on both sides of the board.

They are fitted with the latest satellite communication and navigation systems including differential global positioning system (DGPS), electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) and global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS). They have air-conditioned accommodation for a crew of 35 and have endurance of 7 days. The vessels in this series are eco-friendly, featuring an on-board sewage treatment plant and the gases used for air-conditioning are ozone layer friendly.

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Operator Pennant Number Date of Launch Date of commission Homeport
ICGS Sarojini Naidu  India 229 2002 11 November 2002 Paradip[3]
ICGS Durgabai Deshmukh 230 2002 29 April 2003 Port Blair[4]
ICGS Kasturba Gandhi 231 6 July 2005 28 October 2005 Manglore[5]
ICGS Aruna Asaf Ali 232 20 October 2005 28 January 2006 Port Blair[6]
ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan 233 30 December 2005 28 April 2006 Mumbai[7]
ICGS Meera Behn 234 28 January 2006 25 July 2006 Okha[8]
ICGS Savitribai Phule 235 28 April 2006 28 October 2006 Manglore[9]
MCGS Victory[10]  Mauritius 29 February 2016[11] 10 December 2016[12]
MCGS Valiant 2 February 2017[13] 16 August 2017[14]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Ships built by Goa Shipyard Limited". Goa Shipyard. Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  3. ^ "The Pioneer". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  4. ^ "102 Myanmarese fishermen rescued so far from A&N". TheNew Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Coast Guard, Navy rescue crew members of Ocean Sekaya". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Indian Coast Guard Ship Aruna Asaf Ali Rescues MSV Sagar". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Coast Guard intercepts suspicious Danish ship". Sakaal Times. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  8. ^ "Pak fishing boat caught, 14 crew members arrested". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  9. ^ "New Coast Guard vessel arrives in Mangalore". The Hindu. 2006-12-05. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  10. ^ "New Patrol Vessel for National Coast Guard (Made in India)". Island Crisis News. 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  11. ^ "Goa Shipyard launches first Mauritius coastguard fast attack craft". IHS Jane's 360. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  12. ^ "Full Text of Parrikar's Speech at the Commissioning of India Made CGS Victory and two Chetak Helicopters in Mauritius - Defence Aviation Post". Defence Aviation Post. 2016-12-11. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  13. ^ "Gsl Handed Over Second Fast Patrol Vessel For Mauritius Government In Record Time" (Press release). Goa Shipyard. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  14. ^ "Mise à l’eau du CGS Valiant: nouveau joujou pour les gardes-côtes" (in French). 16 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 

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