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Veer-class corvette

INS Nirbhik
Class overview
Name: Veer class
Builders: Mazagon Dock Limited
Goa Shipyard Limited
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Durg-class corvette
Succeeded by: Khukri-class corvette
Planned: 15
Completed: 13
Cancelled: 2
Active: 12
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 455 tons[1]
Length: 56 meters
Beam: 10.5 meters
Draught: 2.5 meters
Speed: 32 knots
Complement: 41 (incl 5 officers)
Armament:

The Veer class corvettes of the Indian Navy are a customized Indian variant of the Soviet Tarantul class.[1][3] They form the 22nd Killer Missile Vessel Squadron.[4]

Service history

Eight vessels of this class inherit their names from the illustrious 25th Killer missile boat squadron, which attacked and sunk 2 destroyers, a minesweeper and various other support vessels off Karachi during Operation Trident and Operation Python of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

The last two vessels of this class were built as the upgraded Tarantul V with 16 SS-N-25 'Switchblade' / URAN E Missiles, 1 OTO Melara 76 mm instead of the AK-176, and MR 352 Positiv-E (NATO: Cross Dome) Radar. [2][5]

Ships of the class

Name Pennant Builder Homeport Commissioned Status
INS Veer K40 Mumbai 26 March 1987 Active
INS Nirbhik K41 Mumbai 21 December 1987 Active
INS Nipat K42 Port Blair 5 December 1988 Active
INS Nishank K43 Kochi 12 September 1989 Active
INS Nirghat K44 Mumbai 15 December 1989 Active
INS Vibhuti K45 Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 3 June 1991 Active
INS Vipul K46 Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 16 March 1992 Active
INS Vinash K47 Goa Shipyard Limited Mumbai 20 November 1993 Active
INS Vidyut K48 Goa Shipyard Limited Kochi 16 January 1995 Active
INS Nashak K83 Goa Shipyard Limited Port Blair 29 December 1996 Active
INS Prahar K98 Goa Shipyard Limited Mumbai 1 March 1997 Sunk in collision on 22 April 2006
INS Prabal K92 Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 11 April 2002 Active
INS Pralaya K91 Goa Shipyard Limited Mumbai 18 December 2002 Active

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Indian Naval Ships-Corvettes-Veer Class
  2. ^ a b c "Veer (Tarantul I) Class".  
  3. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/india/p-veer.htm
  4. ^ Indian Navy Celebrates `Killers Nite'
  5. ^ "K91 INS Pralaya".  
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