Sarojini Naidu-class patrol vessel
ICGS Savitribai Phule (235)
|Name:||Sarojini Naidu class fast patrol vessel|
|Builders:||Goa Shipyard Ltd., Panaji, India|
|Succeeded by:||Rani Abbakka-class|
|Type:||Inshore patrol vessel|
|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|
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
|Name||Operator||Pennant Number||Date of Launch||Date of commission||Homeport|
|ICGS Sarojini Naidu||India||229||2002||11 November 2002||Paradip|
|ICGS Durgabai Deshmukh||230||2002||29 April 2003||Port Blair|
|ICGS Kasturba Gandhi||231||6 July 2005||28 October 2005||Manglore|
|ICGS Aruna Asaf Ali||232||20 October 2005||28 January 2006||Port Blair|
|ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan||233||30 December 2005||28 April 2006||Mumbai|
|ICGS Meera Behn||234||28 January 2006||25 July 2006||Okha|
|ICGS Savitribai Phule||235||28 April 2006||28 October 2006||Manglore|
|MCGS Victory||Mauritius||29 February 2016||10 December 2016|
|MCGS Valiant||2 February 2017||16 August 2017|
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