Vikram-class offshore patrol vessel

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Vikram class
File Picture INCGS Varuna.jpg
ICGS Varuna
Class overview
Builders: Mazagon Dock Limited and Goa Shipyard Limited
Operators: Indian Coast Guard, Sri Lanka Navy
Completed: 9
Active: 4
Lost: 1
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Displacement: 1180 tonnes[1]
Length: 74.10 m (243.1 ft)
Beam: 11.4 m (37 ft)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft)
Installed power: 2 × SEMT-Pielstick 16 PA6 V280 diesel engines(4707KW each)
Propulsion: 2 × propellers 12800 bhp
Speed: 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Range: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 10 officers and 98 sailors
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar : BEL make-1*Decca 1226 nav;BEL make-1*Decca 1230 nav
Armament:
  • 1 x 30mm 2A42
  • 2 x 12.7mm MG
Aircraft carried: 1* HAL Chetak

Vikram-class offshore patrol vessels are series of nine watercraft jointly built by Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai and Goa Shipyard Limited, Vasco da Gama, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard.

Introduction[edit]

The vessels in this class are 74 metres (243 ft) long with a beam of 11.4 metres (37 ft) and are armed with a Mantra Defense Lynx optronic-directed 40mm 60 cal Bofors Mk3 AA gun or dual 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun. They are powered by two SEMT-Pielstick 16 PA6 V280 diesel engines driving two propellers. The vessels are equipped with pollution control equipment, two firefighting monitors, a four-tonne crane. They also carry diving equipment, two RIB inspection crafts, a grp[clarification needed] launch, and a hangar for a light helicopter. The Vikram-class vessels have an air-conditioned accommodation for a crew of 11 officers and 85 enlisted sailors.

A derivative of this has been exported to Mauritius as the MCGS Barracuda.

List of vessels[edit]

Name Pennant Number Builder Date of Launch Date of commission Date of Decommission Homeport
ICGS Vikram 33 Mazagon Dock 29 Sep 1981 26 Dec 1983 19 Jan 2012 Vishakapatanam[2]
ICGS Vijaya 34 12 Apr 1985 23 Jan 2012 Porbandar[3]
ICGS Veera 35 30 Jun 1984 3 May 1986 20 May 2013 Tuticorin[4]
ICGS Varuna 36 1 Feb 1984 27 Feb 1988 Kochi[5]
ICGS Vajra 37 31 Jan 1987 22 Dec 1988 Paradip[6]
ICGS Vivek 38 5 Nov 1987 19 Aug 1989 Sank on 23 March 2010 Visakhapatnam[7]
ICGS Vigraha 39 1 Dec 1988 12 Apr 1990 Paradip[8]
ICGS Varad 40 Goa Shipyard 2 Sep 1989 19 Jul 1990 Port Blair[9]
ICGS Varaha 41 11 Mar 1992 Transferred to Sri Lanka Chennai[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indiancoastguard.gov.in/content/294_3_Ships.aspx#
  2. ^ "Three Coast Guard ships decommissioned - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  3. ^ Tv9 Gujarat - Navy Bids farewell to ICGS Vijay at Decommissioning ceremony, Porbandar - YouTube, retrieved 2015-12-28 
  4. ^ "ICGS Veera decommissioning | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  5. ^ "ICGS Varuna rescues Indian, Maldivian crew from sinking vessel - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Coast Guard ship 'Vajra' rebased at Paradip port". The Hindu. 2013-04-12. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Rest easy, Vizag's coast is guarded". The Hindu. 2009-02-16. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  8. ^ "TN trawlers reach safety on AP coast". www.newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  9. ^ "300 Kamorta students visit ICGS Varad". www.andamansheekha.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  10. ^ "No opposition to donation of Indian Coast Guard ship to Sri Lanka". Seithy - 24 Hours News Service. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 

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