INS Deepak (A50)

INS Deepak is a Deepak-class fleet tanker built by Fincantieri. Deepak was launched on 13 February 2010 and commissioned on 21 January 2011.[2][3][4][5]

INS Deepak at Mumbai Naval Docks
Name: INS Deepak
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 6186
Launched: 13 Feb 2010
Commissioned: 21 Jan 2011
Motto: Anything , Anywhere
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Deepak-class tanker
  • 19,150 tonnes (18,850 long tons; 21,110 short tons) (light)
  • 27,000 tonnes (27,000 long tons; 30,000 short tons) (maximum)
Length: 175 metres (574 ft)
Beam: 25 metres (82 ft)
Draft: 9.1 metres (30 ft) (Maximum)
Depth: 19.3 metres (63 ft)
Decks: 10
Installed power: MAN diesel engines, 9.3 MW
Propulsion: Single shaft; controllable-pitch propeller
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Endurance: 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Design and description


The Deepak-class tanker can carry 17,900 tonnes (17,600 long tons; 19,700 short tons) of cargo, including 15,500 tonnes (15,300 long tons; 17,100 short tons) tonnes of liquid cargo (water, ship and aircraft fuel) and 500 tonnes (490 long tons; 550 short tons) tonnes of solid cargo (victuals and ammunition). It can handle 16 cargo containers on the upper deck and was equipped with an eight-bed hospital, with laboratory and X-ray facilities.[6] The modern cargo handling facility on board the ship enables transfer of heavy solid cargo via a 30 tonnes (30 long tons; 33 short tons) capacity deck crane, and simultaneous fuelling of multiple ships at sea, and can refuel at the rate of 1,500 tonnes (1,500 long tons; 1,700 short tons) per hour.[2][7] Workshop facilities on the ship can support other ships of the fleet and it is capable of supporting heavy helicopters.[8]

Service history

Deepak, along with INS Delhi took part in India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime (IBSAMAR III) during October 2012. This ships docked at Durban for three days as part of the deployment.[6][9]

See also


  1. "INS Deepak". Surface fleet. Indian Navy. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  2. "Indian Navy strengthens far-reaching capability". Sify. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  3. Fleet Tanker
  4. "First Fleet Tanker For Indian Navy Launched At Muggiano". 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  5. CAG pokes finger at inferior steel in navy tankers
  6. "Indian vessels dock in Durban Harbour". IOL. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  7. "INS Shakti inducted into the Indian navy". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  8. "INS Shakti commissioned". The Hindu. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  9. "Indian warships to visit SA". News 24. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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