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The Balram class of tugboats is a series of service watercraft built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian navy. Each tug in the class has a rated capacity of 20 tonnes bollard pull. They are powered by twin Kirloskar SEMT-Pielistick (8PA4 V200) of total 3,200 hp (2,400 kW). They are also fitted with three monitors for fire fighting. INS Bajrang and INS Balram are stationed at Mumbai.[1]

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Balram class tugboat
INS Balram
Boats in the class
Yard no[2] Name Delivery date IMO number
1131 INS Balram 28 December 1988 8835762[3]
1162 INS Bajrang 15 January 1991 8814859[4]


  • Gross tonnage: 216 tons
  • DWT: 35 tons
  • Dimensions: 29.7 × 9.7 × 4.3 meters
  • Crew: 12 total
  • Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems By Eric Wertheim

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