Kalvari-class submarine (1967)

Kalvari-class submarines were the first submarines inducted into the Indian Navy. They were variants of the early Soviet Foxtrot-class submarines. Four of the class served in the Indian Navy. Four additional variants of the later Foxtrot class were inducted as the Vela class.

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Kalvari-class (Foxtrot-class) submarine of the Indian Navy
Class overview
NameKalvari class
BuildersSudomekh, Admiralty Shipyard
Operators Indian Navy
Succeeded by Vela class
In commission1967–2003[1]
Completed4
Retired4
Preserved1
General characteristics
TypeSubmarine
Displacement
  • 1,950 t (1,919 long tons) surfaced
  • 2,475 t (2,436 long tons) submerged
Length91.3 m (299 ft 6 in)
Beam7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
Draught6 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 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
  • 380 mi (610 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged
Test depth250 m (820 ft)
Complement75 (incl 8 officers)
Armament
  • 10 533mm torpedo tubes with 22 SET-65E/SAET-60 torpedoes
  • 44 mines in lieu of torpedoes

INS Kursura has been preserved as a museum on Ramakrishna Mission Beach in Visakhapatnam.[2] The sail of the lead vessel, INS Kalvari is also on display at the Visakhapatnam city museum.

ShipsEdit

Name Pennant Builder Commissioned Decommissioned Status
INS Kalvari S23 Sudomekh 8 December 1967 31 May 1996 Sail on display
INS Khanderi S22 Sudomekh 6 December 1968 18 October 1989 Sail on display
INS Karanj S21 Sudomekh 4 September 1969 1 August 2003
INS Kursura S20 Sudomekh 18 December 1969 27 September 2001 As a museum
 
INS Kursura in dry dock

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bharat-Rakshak.com :: NAVY - Kalvari Class (Foxtrot Class)
  2. ^ "Indian Navy". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2015.