INS Sindhushastra (S65),Ninth Attack Submarine in Sindhughosh Class,Indian Navy
INS Sindhushastra (S65) is a Sindhughosh-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy.It is the ninth attack submarine in its fleet of Sindhughosh class.Sindhushastra was commissioned on 19 July 2000 and was currently in active service in Indian Navy as of 2016.
Description,Engine and Power
The INS Sindhushastra has the length of 72.6m ,Beam length of 9.9m and Draught of 6.6 m.The submarine has the surface displacement 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 Sindhushastra 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 Sindhushastra 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 include 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.