INS Shankush (S45),Second Attack Submarine in Shishumar Class,Diesel Electric,Indian Navy
INS Shankush (S45) is a Shishumar-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy.It was made by an German Shipbuilinding company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft,kiel,Germany.
Shankush was commissioned on 20 November 1986 and is currently in active service with Indian Navy as of 2016.It is the second submarine in its fleet of Shishumar Class.
Description,Engine and Power
The INS Shankush 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 subamarine 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 Shankush has a crew capacity of 40 (including 8 Officers).It can submerged to the maximum test depth of 260 m (980 ft).
INS Shankush is equipped with 24 × external strap-on mines and 14x AEG-SUT Mod 1 wire-guided active/passive torpedoes.