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Last Updated: 28 October 2006

CGS Meera Behn seen at commissioning venue at Goa Shipyard Ltd, 25 July 2006. Image © GSL

An amidship shot of CGS Meera Behn at her commissioning ceremony. Image © Rajtilak Naik, Daijiworld News Network

The Subhadra Kumari Chauhan at her launch at GSL on December 30, 2005. Image © Goa Shipyard Limited

CGS Durgabai Deshmukh. Image © Kapil Chandni

On board the hi-tech bridge of the CGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan. Image © Rajtilak Naik, Daijiworld News Network

On board the hi-tech bridge of the CGS Kasturba Gandhi. Image © Rajtilak Naik, Daijiworld News Network

On board the hi-tech bridge of the CGS Kasturba Gandhi. Image © Rajtilak Naik, Daijiworld News Network

On board the hi-tech bridge of the CGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan. Image © Rajtilak Naik, Daijiworld News Network

On board the hi-tech bridge of the CGS Meera Behn 234. Image © Rajtilak Naik, Daijiworld News Network

EXTRA FAST PATROL VESSEL


Vessel Type: Extra Fast Patrol Vessel (XFPV).

Names & Pennant Numbers with commission dates:
CGS Sarojini Naidu 229
; Launched - 2002, Commissioned - 11 November 2002
CGS Durgabai Deshmukh 230
; Launched - 2002, Commissioned - 29 April 2003
CGS Kasturba Gandhi 231
; Launched - 06 July 2005, Commissioned - 28 October 2005
CGS Aruna Asaf Ali 232
; Launched - 20 October 2005, Commissioned - 28 January 2006
CGS
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan 233; Launched - 30 December 2005, Commissioned - 28 April 2006
CGS Meera Behn 234; Launched - 28 January 2006, Commissioned - 25 July 2006
CGS Savitribai Phule 235; Launched - 28 April 2006, Commissioned - 28 October 2006

Full Displacement: 270 tons.

Dimensions: Length - 48.14 meters.
.................Beam (Moulded) - 7.5 meters.
.................Depth (Moulded) - 4 meters.
.................Draught (Mean) - 2 meters.

Main Machinery: The vessels are powered by three MTU-Friedrichshafen 16V4000 M90 diesel engines, each producing 2720 KW at 2040 rpm. Also features three Kamewa 71SII water jets for propulsion.

Maximum Speed: 35 knots.

Endurance: 1500 nautical miles. Living conditions on board are suitable for seven days endurance at sea and permanent stay on board at anchorage.

Complement: 30 (including 5 officers).

Cargo Capacity: 13.09 m3 water.
......................43.25 m
3 fuel oil.
......................1.44 m
3 lube oil.

Radar: Fitted with satellite communication and navigation systems, including a differential global positioning system, an electronic chart display and information system and a global maritime distress & safety system.

Weapons: Armed with a Russian 30mm automatic 2A4Z cannon, which has an effective range of 5.4 km. The cannon is modified with visual sights, mounted on an improvised cupola and is fitted with a medium machine gun firing 2000 rounds a minute. It has telescopic night vision and can also be remotely operated. They also carry a pair of 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine guns on board.

Comments: These vessels are intended for patrolling, anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist operations, fisheries protection and search and rescue. The boats are fully air conditioned and can operate in heavy sea conditions of up to sea state 4 and can withstand heavy sea conditions of up to sea state 6. These vessels can also support the Indian Navy during wartime, as a coastal convoy escort and a communication link, and can operate in shallow waters as well. The boats in this series are non-polluting, featuring an onboard sewage treatment plant and the gases used for air-conditioning are ozone layer friendly. Built by Goa Shipyard Limited, CGS Aruna Asaf Ali is based at Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu under the operational control of Commander Coast Region (West) and will be deployed for effectively sanitizing the sea areas of Tamil Nadu as well as the Gulf of Mannar.


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