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GODAVARI frigates (1941-1942/1953)


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Ganga 1971

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kts

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)

Electronic equipmenttype 271, type 285, type 291 radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

168



Standard scale images


<i>Godavari </i>1960
Godavari 1960


Graphics


<i>Ganga </i>1971
Ganga 1971


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.