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INDIAN NAVY (INDIA)

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GODAVARI frigates (1941-1942/1953)

Godavari 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
गोदावरी <Godavari> (ex-Ślązak, ex-Bedale) D92 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn, UK 5/1940 23/7/1941 6/1942 // 27/4/1953 wrecked 23/3/1976, never repaired
गोमती <Gomati> (ex-Lamerton) D93 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 4/1940 14/12/1940 8/1941 // 27/4/1953 stricken 1979
गंगा <Ganga> (ex-Chiddingfold) D94 Scotts, Greenock, UK 3/1940 10/3/1941 10/1941 // 18/6/1953 stricken 1975

 

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1610

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.78 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kn

27

Fuel, t

oil 280

Endurance, nm(kts)

3700(14)

Armament

3 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (60)

Sensors type 271, 285, 290 or 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars

Complement

168

Ship project history: Former British Hunt 2 class escort destroyers, re-rated as frigates after war. In Indian service they were rated as destroyers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Godavari ran aground at Maldives 23/3/1976. She was never repaired and was BU in 1979.

Ganga 1971

Ivan Gogin, 2015