INS Sindhudhvaj,Second Attack Submarine in Sindhughosh Class,Indian Navy
INS Sindhudhvaj (S56) is a Sindhughosh class submarine of the Indian Navy.It was commissioned in 12 June 1987 in Indian Navy.The submarine is currently in service with Indian Navy as of 2016.
Description and Technical Specification
The INS Sindhudhvaj has the length of 72.6m ,Beam length of 9.9m and Draught of 6.6 m.The submarine has the surface diplacement of 2325 tons and 3076 tons when dived underwater.
The submarine is diesel powered and has a total of six motors ;2x 3650 hp diesel-electric motors,1x 5900 hp motor,2x 204 hp auxiliary motors and 1x 130 hp economic speed motor.
The submarine has a speed of 10 knots (19km/h) on surface,17 knots (31 km/h) when submerged and In Snorkel mode the speed of submarine is 9 Knots(17 km/h).The range is 400 miles(640 km) when submerged and 6000 mi (9700 km) during snorting at 7 kn (13 km/h).
Armaments and Other Details
INS Sindhudhvaj has a crew capacity of 52 (including 13 Officers) and has endurance of 45 days.It can submerged to the maximum depth of 300 m (980 ft).
INS Sindhudhvaj is equipped with the Klub ZM-54E SS-N-27 antiship cruise missiles with a range of 220 km.
It is also equipped with 9k34 Strela-3 Man portable air defence missile system also called SA-14 Gremlin.Torpedos inlcude Type 53-65 passive wake homing torpedo,TEST 71/76 anti-submarine ,active-passive homing torpedo and 2 Dm-1 mines in lieu of torpedo tube.