Saturday, 16 October 2010

Broadsword Quiz: Identify the vessel

As always, brownie points and gold stars for details about this warship. Goddam... there I go giving away details about the type of vessel...!!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soviet origin OSA missile boat used in Karachi harbour attack (OP Trident was it??);

don't know whether we're still using them

RAHUL

Anonymous said...

It looks like a type of Missile Boat - looks similar to the type used by IN to hit Karachi. But i dont think this is a current type - is it a retired model put up on display somewhere ?

Shivi said...

OSA Class Missile Boat

Anonymous said...

Osa class that wreaked havoc at the Krachi harboure.

MRUGEN said...

The vessel(Warship) in the picture is INS Chapal Of IN displayed at INS Karwar base.

It is a OSA-II class Fast Attack Missile Boat, pennant number k-94.

The Osa-II Class missile boats formed the 25th Missile Vessel (K25) Squadron, also known as the Killers, based at Vizag. Osa is the Russian word for Wasp. All eight missile boats have been decommissioned from service.

The Chapal and the Chamak were the last pair of Osa-II missile boats to be decommissioned on 05 May 2005 at Vizag, after having served for more than 29 years. Commander Harish Behl and Lieutenant Chris J Koshy served as the last Commanding Officers of the Chapal and the Chamak. Rear Admiral Raman Prem Suthan was the chief guest at the decommissioning ceremony of these two vessels. Both vessels saw active participation during the 2004 Navy Day Celebrations, with the Chapal having fired a live missile on 04 December 2004.

Some tech Specifications are as follows:

Displacement: 245 tons full load.

Main Machinery: 3 diesel engines with 10,800 hp sustained and 3 shafts.

Maximum Speed: 37 knots.

Maximum Range: 800 at 25 knots.

Complement: 30.

Radar: Fire Control; Targeting radar (NATO: Square Tie) in I-band for the P-15M AShMs.

Weapons: Four P-15M (SS-N-2B) AShMs with active radar or infra-red homing with a range of 25n miles; 46km.

Four 30mm guns with 85º elevation & 500 rounds a minute to 2.7n miles; 5km.

Broadsword said...

MRUGEN:

THAT'S A WONDERFULLY DETAILED ANSWER... BUT YOU'RE WRONG!

Dhari said...

Osa at INS Vendurthy. Placed on parade ground

ani78i said...

ins parbal class misile boat

JUDE said...

Veer class corvettes
originally
Tarantul class corvette

ani78i said...

veer class corvette

karthik said...

Missile Cruiser Varyag

Joe said...

INS Nirpat!

INS Nipat (K86) was a Vidyut class missile boat of the Indian Navy

INS Nipat was a part of the 25th "Killer" Missile Squadron of the Indian Navy.
The Lead ship commanded by Commander B.B. Yadav used to Bomb the hell out of Karachi in Op Trident!



Technical Specifications:
Type: Fast attack craft
Displacement: 245 tons (full load)
Length: 38.6 meters
Beam: 7.6 meters
Speed: 37+ knots
Complement: 30
Armament: 4 x SS-N-2A Styx AShM
2 x AK-230 30mm guns

Anonymous said...

INS Kalpeni

Mr. Ra said...

Vidyut, Chamak, Chapal:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/india/images/k-94_viyut_chamak_chapal_india-navy01.jpg

Rahul Singh said...

Ship in pic is ex INS Chatak (K-96)an OSA-II class missile boat.

This particular boat was commissioned on 09 February 1977 and decommissioned on 05 May 2003. Currently Chatak, is stationed off Marine Drive in Kochi.

Displacement: 245 tons full load.

Main Machinery: 3 diesel engines with 10,800 hp sustained and 3 shafts.

Maximum Speed: 37 knots.

Maximum Range: 800 at 25 knots.

Complement: 30.

Radar: Fire Control; Targeting radar (NATO: Square Tie) in I-band for the P-15M AShMs.

Weapons: Four P-15M (SS-N-2B) AShMs with active radar or infra-red homing with a range of 25n miles; 46km.

Four 30mm guns with 85º elevation & 500 rounds a minute to 2.7n miles; 5km.

Admiral(retd) Arun Prakash served as the second Commanding Officer of the Chatak from 19 February 1978 to 27 December 1978 and was the chief guest at her decommissioning ceremony in May 2003.

Sanket Gokhale said...

OSA MISSILE BOAT KIRPAN. KEPT AT VIZAG.

Mr. Ra said...

Chamak class missile boat:

Type: Fast attack craft
Displacement: 245 tons (full load)[1]
Length: 38.6 meters
Beam: 7.6 meters
Speed: 37+ knots
Complement: 30
Armament: 4 x SS-N-2A Styx AShM
1 x SA-N-5 SAM
2 x AK-230 30mm guns

Arun said...

Its for sure INS Chatak (K 96) off Kochi Naval Base (INS Venduruthy). I go with Rahul Singh

Bhanja said...

INS Chatak, once commanded by Adm Arun Prakash (hence the hint about gold stars).

Anonymous said...

Please leave your answer here too Ajay sir

Anonymous said...

Killer Class Missile Boat, Now kept at Naval Base Kochi

Anonymous said...

Ajay, It's Chatak on Venduruthy Parade Ground