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INS Himgiri (F34)
Career Naval Ensign of India.svg Indian Navy
Name: INS Himgiri
Namesake: Himgiri Range
Commissioned: 23 November 1974
Decommissioned: 6 May 2005
Fate: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class & type: Nilgiri class frigate
Displacement: 2682 tons (standard)
2962 tons (full load)
Length: 113 m
Beam: 13 m
Draught: 4.3 m
Propulsion: 2 x 550 psi boilers
2 x 30,000 hp motors
Speed: 28 knots
Range: 4000 miles @ 12 knots
Complement: 267 (incl 17 officers)[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Signaal DA05 / BEL PFN513 radar
Signaal LW08 / BEL RAWL02 surface radar
Signaal ZW06 / BEL RASHMI navigation radar
Signaal M-45 navigation radar
Westinghouse SQS-505 / Graesby 750 sonar
Type 170 active attack sonar
Armament: 2 x MK.6 Vickers 115mm guns
4 x AK-230 30mm guns
2 x Oerlikon 20mm guns
2 x triple ILAS 3 324 mm torpedo tubes with Whitehead A244S or the Indian NST-58 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 Westland Sea King or HAL Chetak

INS Himgiri (F34) was a Nilgiri class frigate of the Indian Navy.

Himgiri was commissioned into the Navy on 23 November 1974. She was decommissioned on 6 May 2005.

OperationsEdit

INS Himgiri holds the record for the number of days at sea in a single deployment for a conventional ship of the Indian Navy.

In 1976, she was the first ship of the Indian Navy to shoot down a pilotless aircraft.

ReferencesEdit


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