World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Bhim-class tugboat

Article Id: WHEBN0038280428
Reproduction Date:

Title: Bhim-class tugboat  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of active Indian Navy ships, INS Subhadra (P51), Kumbhir-class tank landing ship, Shardul-class tank landing ship, Seaward-class defense boats
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Bhim-class tugboat

Class overview
Builders: Tebma Shipyard LTD, a subsidiary of Bharati Shipyard
Operators:  Indian Navy
Built: 3
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Displacement: 373 tons
Length: 28.5 m (94 ft)
Beam: 9.5 m (31 ft)
Draught: 2.8 m (9.2 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x V-12 cylinder Cummins KTA38M2 engines, each generating 1200 HP continuous duty at 1800 RPM
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 13

Bhim class of tugboats are series of service watercrafts built by Tebma Shipyard Limited, a subsidiary of Bharati Shipyard Ltd, for Indian navy.

Description

Each vessel is 28.5 metres long and has beam of 9.5 metres and a draught of 2.8 metres. Each tug in the class has a capacity of 25 tonnes bollard pull. The vessel are fitted with a pair of V-12 cylinder Cummins KTA38M2 engines, each generating 1200 HP continuous duty at 1800 RPM. They are fitted with stainless steel propellers and also features Aquamaster US1201 Z-drives with 1800mm diameter nozzles. They also have two 100 kva, 415V, 3 Phase, 50 Hz diesel powered auxiliary generator sets. It is a follow-up order of B.C. Dutt class tugboat

Service history

INS Bhim and INS Ajral serve with the Eastern Naval Command at Vishakhapatnam, and INS Balshil serves with the Southern Naval Command at Kochi.

External images
Bhim Class
INS Bhim
INS Balshil
INS Balshil
25 T BP SRP Tug(Bhim)

Boats in the class

Name Date of commission
INS Bhim 8 March 2004
INS Balshil 23 August 2004
INS Ajral 17 December 2004

Other specifications

  • Auxiliary power installed: 100 kW, 415 V, 3 Phase, 50 Hz diesel
  • Fuel carrying capacity : 25 tons
  • Water carrying capacity : 12 tons

See also

References

  • Sainik Samachar - Balshil joins Navy - Retrieved on 2009-04-27.
  • class at Bharat-RakshakBhim - Retrieved on 2009-05-05.
  • classBhim
  • First Bhim class tug delivered

External links

  • Tebma official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.