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Two Frontline Warships of Indian Navy Anchor off Ettikulam Bay

Published: September 2017

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Two frontline warship of Western fleet INS Mysore and INS Gomati anchored off Ettikulam Bay, September 11, 2017 on their maiden visit to Indian Naval Academy (INA).

The Commanding officers of INS Mysore and INS Gomati and her crew were taken on a guided tour of academic faculties and laboratories, warship simulator, weapon training centre, sail training centre, firing range, sports facilities, equitation training centre, indoor air rifle and pistol range, cadets mess, cadets squadrons and aquatics complex during their visit at INA.

The Commanding Officers and Officers of the warships interacted with officers of INA and exchanged valuable viewpoints. The trainee Midshipmen who are in their terminal stages of training got an opportunity to interact with the Crew of INS Mysore and INS Gomati over lunch during the course of their visit.

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The cadets of INA would get an opportunity to embark and experience practical aspect of seamanship and navigation, organisational and functional aspects of various departments and participate in seamanship, navigation and weaponry evolution during their attachment with these warships during the next couple of days.

Indian Naval Ship Mysore, a guided missile destroyer, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 02 June 1999. The ship has a displacement of 6,700 tonnes, a length of 163 metres, beam of 17.4 metres and is capable of speed in excess of 30 knots.

She is equipped with an array of weapons and sensors which include, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft and anti-missile guns and torpedo and anti-submarine rocket launchers.

‘Mysore’ has been named after the famous city in Karnataka. The crest design depicts the mythological double-headed eagle called ‘Ganda-Bherunda’ used on the Mysore State Coat of Arms. The ship’s motto, “Na Vibheti Kadachan” means “Always Fearless” and has been taken from the Upanishads. The first IN Ship named Mysore was a Fiji class cruiser, HMS Nigeria, acquired from the Royal Navy.

INS Gomati, is the third of the indigenously built ‘Godavari’ class guided missile frigate and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 16 April 1988. The ship has a displacement of 4,200 tonnes, a length of 125 metres, a beam of 14.4 metres and is capable of speed in excess of 27 knots.

The ship has a wide array of sensors covering all facets of maritime warfare. The ship is one of the early examples of indigenous warship design and building capability, as it was designed entirely by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai. The ship is named after a river in North India, which flows from Gomati Tal in Pilibhit to its confluence with the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

The ship’s crest design depicts ‘Chhattar Manzil’ at Lucknow standing on the banks of the river Gomati, depicted in blue colour. The ship’s motto ‘Success is Born Action’ symbolises the dynamism and spirit of the mighty river.




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