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Vela-class submarine
Class overview
Name: Vela class[1]
Builders: Sudomekh, Admiralty Shipyard
Operators:  Indian Navy
In commission: 1973–2010[2]
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 1,952 t (1,921 long tons) surfaced
2,475 t (2,436 long tons) submerged
Length: 91.3 m (299 ft 6 in)
Beam: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
Draught: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) surfaced
15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) submerged
Range: 20,000 mi (32,000 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
380 mi (610 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged
Test depth: 250 m (820 ft)
Complement: 75 (incl 8 officers)
Armament: • 10 533mm torpedo tubes with 22 SET-65E/SAET-60 torpedoes
44 mines in lieu of torpedoes

Vela class submarines of the Indian Navy were variants of the later Soviet Foxtrot class submarines. The last of her class was decommissioned from the Indian Navy in December 2010.

The lead vessel, INS Vela, will be preserved as a museum in Tamil Nadu.[3]

Ships of the class

Name Pennant Builder Commissioned Decommissioned Status
INS Vela S40 Sudomekh 31 August 1973 25 June 2010 As a Museum
INS Vagir S41 Sudomekh 3 November 1973 7 June 2001
INS Vagli S42 Sudomekh 10 August 1974 9 December 2010
INS Vagsheer S43 Sudomekh 26 December 1974 30 April 1997

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