2,325 t (2,288 long tons) surfaced|
3,076 t (3,027 long tons) submerged
|Length:||72.6 m (238 ft 2 in)|
|Beam:||9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)|
2 × diesel-electric motors, 3,650 hp (2,722 kW) each|
1 × motor, 5,900 hp (4,400 kW)
2 × auxiliary motors, 204 hp (152 kW)
1 × economic speed motor, 130 hp (97 kW)
10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced[verification needed]|
17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) submerged[verification needed]
6,000 mi (9,700 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) snorkeling|
400 mi (640 km) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) submerged
|Test depth:||300 m (980 ft)|
|Complement:||53 (13 Officers)|
• 9M36 Strela-3 (SA-N-8) SAM launcher|
• Club-S (3M-54E) ASCM (after mid-life refit)
• Type 53-65 passive wake homing torpedo
• TEST 71/76 anti-submarine, active-passive homing torpedo
• 24 × DM-1 mines in lieu of torpedoes
Sindhughosh-class submarines are Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines in active service with the Indian Navy. Their names are in Sanskrit, but in their Roman-alphabet forms sometimes a final short -a is dropped.
The Sindhughosh submarines, designated 877EKM, were designed as part of Project 877, and built under a contract between Rosvooruzhenie and the Ministry of Defence (India).
The submarines have a displacement of 3,000 tonnes, a maximum diving depth of 300 meters, top speed of 18 knots, and are able to operate solo for 45 days with a crew of 53. The final unit was the first to be equipped with the 3M-54 Klub (SS-N-27) antiship cruise missiles with a range of 220 km.
On 10 January 2008, the INS Sindhughosh collided with cargo ship MV Leeds Castle. The submarine is reported to have sustained superficial damage to its conning tower. As a result, the submarine was out of service for a month. The cargo ship was in restricted shallow waters.
On 26 February 2010, a fire on board INS Sindhurakshak killed one sailor and injured two others. The fire was due to a defective battery. On 14 August 2013 an explosion, followed by a fire, was reported to have occurred on the Sindhurakshak. The Sindhurakshak sank in the dock.
INS Sindhuvijay has been upgraded with the hydro acoustical USHUS complex and the CCS-MK radio communications system.
Ships of the class
|Name||Pennant||Builder||Homeport||Commission Date||Status||Meaning of name|
|30 April 1986||Refitted to project 08773 2002-2005 at Zvezdochka shipyard||Battle-cry/rumour/report of the Sea|
|INS Sindhudhvaj||S56||Sevmash||12 June 1987||Flag of the Sea|
|INS Sindhuraj||S57||Sevmash||20 October 1987||Refitted to project 08773 1999-2001 at Zvezdochka shipyard||King of the Sea|
|INS Sindhuvir||S58||Sevmash||26 August 1988||Refitted to project 08773 1997-1999 at Zvezdochka shipyard||Valiant of the Sea|
|INS Sindhuratna||S59||Sevmash||22 December 1988||Refitted to project 08773 2001-2003 at Zvezdochka shipyard||Jewel of the Sea|
|INS Sindhukesari||S60||Sevmash||16 February 1989||Refitted to project 08773 1999-2001 at Zvezdochka shipyard||Lion of the Sea|
|INS Sindhukirti||S61||Sevmash||4 January 1990||Undergoing refit to project 08773 from 2007 in her home base Vishakhapatnam||Fame of the Sea|
|INS Sindhuvijay||S62||Sevmash||18 March 1991||Refitted to project 08773 2005-2007 at Zvezdochka shipyard||Victory of the Sea|
|INS Sindhurakshak||S63||Sevmash||24 December 1997||Refitted to project 08773 09.08.2010-2012 at Zvezdochka shipyard.
Exploded and sank in Mumbai 14 August 2013
|Protector of the Sea|
|INS Sindhushastra||S65||Sevmash||19 July 2000||Weapon of the Sea|
- News report on Submarine collision
- Fire Mishap on INS Sindhurakshak
- "Indian submarine hit by explosion at Mumbai port". BBC News. 14 August 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23691324. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- Russian shipyard to float upgraded Indian Navy Kilo class submarine
- Kesari is lion in Sanskrit
- Shastra is weapon in Sanskrit
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