Tara Bai-class patrol vessel

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Tara Bai class
Class overview
Builders:
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
Built: 1987–1990
Completed: 6
Active: 0
Retired: 6
General characteristics
Type: Coastal patrol vessel
Displacement: 236 tonnes
Length: 44.9 m (147 ft)
Beam: 7.0 m (23.0 ft)
Draught: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Installed power: 2 × MTU 12V538 TB82 diesels
Propulsion: 2 × 4-blade propellers, 5,940 bhp (4,430 kW)
Range: 2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Endurance: 7 days
Complement: 5 officers, 29 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
BEL make-1*Decca 1226 navigation radar
Armament:
  • 40 mm 60 cal Bofors Mk 3 AA
  • 2 × single 7.62 mm MG

The Tara Bai class of coastal patrol vessels is a series of six watercraft built by Singapore Slipway & Engineering and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata for Indian Coast Guard. They are intended for search and rescue, fisheries patrol and sovereignty patrol.[1]

Design[edit]

The vessels in this class are 45 metres (148 ft) long with a beam of 7 metres (23 ft) and are armed with a 40 mm 60 cal Bofors Mk 3 AA. The hull design of Tara Bai class is based on standard Lurssen 45-m hull steel construction. They are powered by two MTU 12V538 TB82 diesel engines and have two propellers with four blades. The vessels have various communication and navigation equipment including HF/DF and echo sounder and an autopilot.

Capacity[edit]

The vessels carries 30 tonnes of fuel and has a range 2,400 nautical miles (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at a cruising speed of 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph). They carry ten tonnes of fresh water with a three ton/day distiller and have an endurance of 7 days. They have a five-ton bollard towing hook and a rigid inflatable boat. They have air-conditioned accommodation for a crew of 5 officers and 29 enlisted sailors.

Ships of the class[edit]

Tara Bai-class coastal patrol vessels
Name Pennant Number Date of Commission Date of Decommission Homeport
ICGS Tara Bai 71 26 June 1987[2] 18 July 2013[3] Porbandar[4]
ICGS Ahalya Bai 72 9 September 1987[2] 21 December 2013[5] Tuticorin[6]
ICGS Lakshmi Bai 73 20 March 1989[2] Kochi[7]
ICGS Akka Devi 74 9 August 1990[2] 20 March 2014 Andaman & Nicobar Islands[8]
ICGS Naiki Devi 75 19 March 1990[2] 20 March 2014 Tuticorin[8]
ICGS Ganga Devi 76 19 November 1990[2] Andaman & Nicobar Islands[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9781591149552.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Commodore Stephen Saunders, ed. (2004). "India". Jane's Fighting Ships 2004–2005 (107th ed.). Coulsdon: Jane's Information Group. p. 326. ISBN 978-0710626233.
  3. ^ "New Page 1". www.indiancoastguard.nic.in. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "English Releases". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Coast Guard bids adieu to 'Ahalyabai'". The Hindu. 21 December 2013. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Indian Coast Guard".
  7. ^ "Maldivian ship MV Sea Angel sinks off Kochi". Sify. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Two ICG ships decommissioned after 24 years of service - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Indian Coast Guard".

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