INS Mumbai

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INS Mumbai
INS Mumbai underway
History
India
Name: INS Mumbai
Namesake: Mumbai
Ordered: 20 March 1992
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited,  India
Laid down: 12 December 1992
Launched: 20 March 1995
Commissioned: 22 January 2001
Identification: Pennant number: D62
Motto: "Aham Prayptam Tvidametesam Balam" (I am Invincible)
Fate: in active service
Badge:
Seal of INS Mumbai
General characteristics
Class and type: Delhi-class destroyer
Displacement: 6,200 tons (full load)[1]
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 17 m (56 ft)
Draught: 6.5 m (21 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 M36E gas turbines; 2 x AM-50 boost gas turbines; 54,000 shp (40,000 kW)
  • 2 × cruise diesels; 2 shafts, 10,000 bhp (7,500 kW)[2]
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)+
Range: 5,000 mi (8,000 km)
Complement: 360 (Including 40 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air Surveillance; 1 x MR-775 Fregat MAE (NATO: Half Plate) planar array radar (with SRA-01 IFF equipment)
  • Surface Surveillance; 1 x Bharat RAWL (Dutch Signaal LW08) radar, operating at D-band frequency
  • Navigation; 3 x MR-212/201 navigation radars, operating at I-band, JRC SATCOM (cylindrical)
  • Sonar; 1 x Thales ATAS sonar system and 1 x Bharat HUMSA sonar system
Armament:
  • 16 × SS-N-25 SSM (4 quad launchers),
  • 2 × SA-N-7 SAM launchers,
  • 1 × 100mm AK-100 gun,
  • 4 × 30mm AK-630 gatling guns,
  • 2 × RBU-6000 Anti-submarine mortars,
  • 5 × 10-21 inch torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 x Sea King helicopters

INS Mumbai is the third of the Delhi-class guided-missile destroyers in active service with the Indian Navy.

Mumbai was built at Mazagon Dock Limited in her namesake city Mumbai, launched in 1995, and commissioned in 2001.

The ship's crest depicts the gateway entrance to INS Angre (named as such in honour of Admiral Kanhoji Angre). The gateway has a watch tower with three look-out posts and stands against the backdrop of the ramparts of the fort. Two Ghurabs (or Grabs), depicted on either side of the fort, signify the seafaring traditions of the Marathas.[3]

Operations

A Sea King helicopter assigned to Mumbai.

Operation Sukoon

In July 2006, Mumbai was part of Task Force 54, on its way back to India from the Mediterranean, when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out. Mumbai was redeployed to assist the evacuation of Indian citizens from Lebanon as a part of Operation Sukoon.[4]

Operation Raahat

In March 2015, Mumbai was deployed with INS Tarkash and INS Sumitra as part of Operation Raahat to provide protection and support to Indian ships and aircraft involved in the evacuation of Indian citizens from Yemen during the military intervention.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Surface Ships". Indian Navy. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 4 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "INS Mumbai: A Photo Essay". Bharat-rakshak.com. Archived from the original on 9 August 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Indians arrive home from Lebanon". BBC News. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Indian ship in periphery of Yemen waters, awaits local clearance". First Post. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

External links

See also


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