INS Kamorta, the first indigenous anti-submarine corvette as well as the first indigenous stealth corvette built by India, is expected to join the Indian Navy late next month.
The vessel, which was designed and manufactured by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, has a length of 109 metres, is nearly 13 metres wide and has an approximate displacement of 3400 tons. The vessel is powered by 3888 KW diesel engines and can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots.
GRSE, which started building Kamorta in 2010, is now conducting final trials and test of the vessel. After the trials Kamorta will sail to Vishakhapatnam to join the Eastern Naval fleet.
The vessel is the first of four anti-submarine Kamorta-class stealth corvettes being built for the Indian Navy under Project-28.
According to The Statesman, GRSE is currently working on the remaining three corvettes Kadmatt, Kiltan and Kavaratti.
Naval Today Staff, June 30, 2014; Image: GRSE