IN Nilgiri class

UK Broad Beam Leander class



Frigate Nilgiri class


2682light (tn)
2962full load (tn)
113.40length (m)
13.10beam (m)
4.30draught (m)
28max speed (knots)

2Naval Gun Oerlikon 20mm Mk.7 cannon
2Naval Gun AK-230 twin 30mm
2Close-In Weapon System AK-630
2Torpedo Launchers ILAS triple-tube 324mm

1Naval Radar air search radar DA05
1Naval Radar air search radar LW-08
1Naval Radar navigation radar ZW-06

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IN Mazagon Dock Ltd - 7nm SW of Mumbai6

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19721996 sunk 1997INIndian NavyF33INS Nilgiri
19742005INIndian NavyF34INS Himgiri
19762007INIndian NavyF35INS Udaygiri
19772010INIndian NavyF36INS Dunagiri
1980--INIndian NavyF41INS Taragiri
19812012INIndian NavyF42INS VindhyagiriT2

6 units


1966-octLaid downLaid down IN F33 INS Nilgiri
1967Laid downLaid down IN F34 INS Himgiri
1968-oct-23LaunchedLaunched IN F33 INS Nilgiri
1970-may-06LaunchedLaunched IN F34 INS Himgiri
1970-sep-14Laid downLaid down IN F36 INS Dunagiri
1972-jun-03CommissionedCommissioned IN F33 INS Nilgiri
1972-oct-24LaunchedLaunched IN F36 INS Dunagiri
1973-janLaid downLaid down IN F35 INS Udaygiri
1974-mar-09LaunchedLaunched IN F35 INS Udaygiri
1974-nov-23CommissionedCommissioned IN F34 INS Himgiri
1976-feb-18CommissionedCommissioned IN F36 INS Dunagiri
1976-oct-25LaunchedLaunched IN F41 INS Taragiri
1977-feb-01CommissionedCommissioned IN F35 INS Udaygiri
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment IN F35 INS Udaygiri Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Ryde Sand
1977-julPort VisitPort Visit IN F35 INS Udaygiri visited Pool of London, tied up alongside HMS Belfast
1977-nov-12LaunchedLaunched IN F42 INS Vindhyagiri
1978-aprPort VisitPort Visit IN F34 INS Himgiri visit to Singapore
1980-may-16CommissionedCommissioned IN F41 INS Taragiri
1981-jul-08CommissionedCommissioned IN F42 INS Vindhyagiri
1982-febPort VisitPort Visit IN F41 INS Taragiri visit to Aden
1985-novPort VisitPort Visit IN F41 INS Taragiri visit Dar-es-Salaam
1996DecommissionedDecommissioned IN F33 INS Nilgiri
1997-apr-24Fate: sunkFate: sunk IN F33 INS Nilgiri as a target, by a missile launched from an Indian Navy Sea Harrier.
2005-may-06DecommissionedDecommissioned IN F34 INS Himgiri
2007-aug-24DecommissionedDecommissioned IN F35 INS Udaygiri at Mumbai
2010-oct-20DecommissionedDecommissioned IN F36 INS Dunagiri
2011-jan-31 IN F42 INS Vindhyagiri collided with Norwegian tanker mv Nordlake in Mumbai Harbour and sank. Damaged beyond economic repair.
2012DecommissionedDecommissioned IN F42 INS Vindhyagiri

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