R49 HMS Hercules

UK Royal Navy

1961 to 1997 - IN Indian Navy - R11 INS Vikrant    



   


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Call Sign: GKZK


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History of UK R49 HMS Hercules

1943-oct-12Laid downon Tyneside
1945-sep-22Launchedon Tyneside but work completed at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
1957-janFate: transferedsold to India, having never served

History of IN R11 INS Vikrant

1957-marRefitat Harland and Wolff, Belfast, until 1961
1961-mar-4Commissionedinto Indian Navy, in UK
1961-nov-3Homeportarrived in Mumbai Harbour
1965Refit
1971Deploymentserved during Indo-Pakistan war
1979-janRefitService Life Extension Programme at Mumbai, completed Jan 1982, included Ski-Jump for Sea Harrier operations.
1982-decRefitmodification to enable Sea Harrier operations, completed Feb 1983
1997-jan-31Decommissioned
2000Fate: museumin Mumbai Harbour until 2004
2014-novFate: scrappedat Powder Bunder, SE Mumbai

Specifications

   

    from Majestic class
18000full load (tn)
211.80length (m)
24.40beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
12000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
40000power (shp)



Builder

   

UK Vickers-Armstrong, High Walker