Trinkat-class patrol vessel

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INS Trinkat (T61).jpg
INS Trinkat (T61)
Class overview
Name: Trinkat class
Builders: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
Operators:
Preceded by: Seaward class
Succeeded by: Bangaram class
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessels
Displacement: 260 ton (full load)[1]
Length: 46 m (151 ft)
Beam: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × MTU engines (3,500 hp each)
  • 3 × 80 kW diesel generators
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 33
Armament: 1 × 2A42 Medak 30 mm gun

The Trinkat-class patrol vessels of the Indian Navy were designed and constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.

Role[edit]

The patrol vessels carry out fisheries protection, anti-poaching, counter-insurgency and search-and-rescue operations in coastal areas and in the exclusive economic zone. The vessels of the "Trinkat" class are named after islands from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the Lakshadweep Islands.[citation needed]

New Ships Launched[edit]

While older INS Tarasa, INS Tarmugli were transferred to Seychelles Coast Guard and INS Tillanchang was transferred to Maldivian Coast Guard, newer ships bearing the original names were launched starting in 2016. The new ships have also been designed and constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers under Car Nicobar-class patrol vessel. The new INS Tarasa (T94), the Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was launched in Kolkata on 30 June 2016. The new INS Tillanchang (T92) another Water Jet powered Fast Attack Craft was commissioned at Karwar on March 9, 2017. The new INS Tarmugli (T91) was commissioned at Vizag on 23 May 2016.[2] These ships are similar in design and armament to their namesake ships, that were transferred to Maldives and Seychelles, with added capabilities for enhanced endurance.

Name Pennant Homeport Commissioned Status
Trinkat T61 Port Blair 28 September 2000 Active
Tillanchang T62 17 March 2001 Transferred to Maldivian Coast Guard on 16 April 2006, as CGS Huravee
Tarasa T63 24 August 2001 Transferred to Seychelles Coast Guard on 7 November 2014 as PS Constant
Tarmugli T64 4 March 2002 Transferred to Seychelles Coast Guard on 23 February 2005, as SCG PS Topaz

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vessel, Fast Patrol. "Trinkat Class - Bharat Rakshak :: Indian Navy". bharat-rakshak.com. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ "INS Tarmugli Joins the Indian Navy".