Timblo-class interceptor craft

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Class overview
Name: Timblo
Builders: Timblo Drydocks Pvt. Ltd, Goa
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
Built: 2010-2011
In service: 2010 - present
Completed: 10
General characteristics
Type: Interceptor craft
Displacement: 7 long tons (7 t)
Length: 9.8 m (32 ft)
Beam: 3.1 m (10 ft)
Draught: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Propulsion: Twin mercury on-board motors of 250 hp each
Speed: 37 knots (69 km/h; 43 mph)
Range: 600 litres of fuel
Armament: Mounting for light machine gun

The Timblo class interceptor craft is a class of ten vessels built by Timblo Drydocks Pvt. Ltd, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard.

Description[edit]

The rigid hull watercraft in this class are 9.8 meters long with a displacement of 7 tonnes. The beam of each craft is 3.1 m and the draught is 0.6 m. The hull of crafts is made of fibre reinforced plastic. These boats are powered by twin mercury on-board motors of 250 hp each. This gives a speed of 37 knots which is comfortably in excess of the contractual requirement of 32 knots. The crafts have a partially enclosed cabin with ballistic protection of MIJ111 standards. The fuel carry capacity of the craft is 600 litres. There is also a gunmount for a light machine gun. The vessels are equipped with VHF communication, search and rescue transponder and GPS, along with other navigation and communication equipment.

Vessels in the class[edit]

Pennant number Date built IR number
IC 117 16 November 2010 37651
IC 118 23 December 2010 38136
IC 119 24 January 2011 38459
IC 120 15 March 2011 38954
IC 121 15 March 2011 38966
IC 122 8 April 2011 39116
IC 123 8 April 2011 39128
IC 124 27 May 2011 41884
IC 125 27 May 2011 41896
IC 126 1 August 2011 39647

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