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  • R49 HMS Hercules

    UK Royal Navy

    1961 to 1997 - IN Indian Navy - R11 INS Vikrant    



       



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    Call Sign: GKZK
    Shipyard: Vickers-Armstrong


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    History of UK R49 HMS Hercules

    1943-oct-12Laid downYard No 61
    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



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