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K 71 Durg Class
(Sov. Nanuchka II)

Named after famous ports in India, by the end of the 1990s these ships were over 25 years old and in need of replacement.

The INS Sindhudurg commissioned in May 1977, and was due for medium refit latest by 1989-90. Refit commenced only in January 1993 due to non-availability of dry-docking slot, lack of capacity and non-availability of required material. However, dry-docking could be possible by the end of January 1994 without ensuring availability of requisite material. The refit was completed on 26 March 1996 i.e., after 38 months against the normal time of one year. The delayed refit involved consumption of 32811 extra man-days with financial burden of Rs 1.80 crore. The delay in the completion of refit was attributable to defective planning of refit requirements, failure to procure required material timely and additional work package. An emergency refit had to be carried out on this ship from 14 June 1996 to 31 July 1996 for removal of defects and renewal of hull at a cost of Rs 1.32 crore. Immediately after this, the Navy started proceedings for decommissioning of this ship.

DisplacementFull - 660
Length 59.3 m
Beam 11.8 m
Draft 2.6 m
Range 2500 miles @ 12 knots
Speed 33-4 kts
Armament 4 x SS-N-2C Styx SSM
1 x SA-N-4 Gecko SAM twin launcher
2 x 57 mm (twin)

Name Number Homeport Builder Comm Decomm
Vijaydurg K 71 Bombay Petrovskiy SY 25 Dec 1976 2002
Sindhudurg K 72 Bombay Petrovskiy SY Sept 1977 2004
Hosdurg K 73 Petrovskiy SY 1999

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