INS Shankul (S47),Second Indegenous Submarine,Shishumar Class,Indian Navy
INS Shankul (S44) is a Shishumar class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. The submarine was the second submarine to be built in India.
Shankul was commissioned on 28 May 1994 and is in active service with Indian Navy as of 2016.It is the fourth submarine in its fleet of Shishumar Class.It was made by Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited.
Description,Engine and Power
The INS Shankul has the length of 64.4m ,Beam length of 6.5m and Draught of 6 m.The submarine has the surface displacement of 1450 tons and 1850 tons when dived underwater.
The submarine is diesel powered and has a total of nine motors ;2x 2400 hp diesel-electric motors,1x 4600 hp Siemens motor,4x 1.8 MW Siemens alternators and 1 Shaft.
The submarine has a speed of 11 knots (19km/h) on surface,22 knots (31 km/h) when submerged and In Snorkel mode the speed of submarine is 9 Knots(17 km/h).The range is 8000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 8kn (15 km/h) when snorting.
Armaments and Other Details
INS Shankul has a crew capacity of 40 (including 8 Officers).It can submerged to the maximum test depth of 260 m (980 ft).
INS Shankul is equipped with 24 × external strap-on mines and 14x AEG-SUT Mod 1 wire-guided active/passive torpedoes.