Shardul-class tank landing ship
|Builders:||Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers|
|Preceded by:||Magar class|
|Type:||Tank landing ship|
|Length:||125 m (410 ft)|
|Beam:||17.5 m (57 ft)|
|Draught:||4 m (13 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Kirloskar PA6 STC engines|
|Speed:||16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Complement:||11 officers, 145 sailors|
|Decoy: Chaff launchers|
|Aircraft carried:||1 Sea King/HAL Dhruv|
Shardul-class landing ships are large amphibious warfare vessels built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers for the Indian Navy. They are an evolution of the Magar-class amphibious landing ships.
The class has an indigenous content of over 90% with state-of-the-art equipment.
Shardul was the first vessel commissioned at Karwar naval base, INS Kadamba. The second ship Kesari was commissioned at the Visakhapatnam naval base, and later moved to Port Blair. The third ship Airavata underwent sea trials in 2008 and was commissioned in 2009.
|INS Shardul||L16||GRSE||Karwar||4 January 2007||Active|
|INS Kesari||L15||Port Blair||5 April 2008||Active|
|INS Airavat||L24||Visakhapatnam||19 May 2009||Active|
- INS Kesari commissioned Archived June 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Another naval ship heads for Seychelles". The Hindu. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- Balajj, J. (8 April 2008). "INS Airavata for basin trials in May". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Image of INS Airavat". Press Information Bureau. Government of India. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Image during Commissioning ceremony". Press Information Bureau. Government of India. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
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