Tara Bai-class coastal patrol vessel
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|Operators:||Indian Coast Guard|
|Type:||Coastal patrol vessel|
|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)|
|Complement:||5 officers, 29 enlisted|
|BEL make-1*Decca 1226 navigation radar|
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.
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.
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
|Name||Pennant Number||Date of Commission|
|ICGS Tara Bai||71||26 June 87|
|ICGS Ahalya Bai||72||9 September 87|
|ICGS Laxmi Bai||73||20 March 89|
|ICGS Akka Devi||74||9 August 90|
|ICGS Naiki Devi||75||19 March 90|
|ICGS Ganga Devi||76||19 November 90|
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- 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.