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INS Mysore (D60)

Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship

India | 1999

"INS Mysore D60 followed INS Delhi as the second ship of the Delhi-class of guided-missile destroyers currently serving the Indian Navy."

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Three warships make up the Delhi-class surface destroyer group of the modern Indian Navy - INS Delhi (D61), INS Mysore (D60) and INS Mumbai (D62). The class was adopted to succeed the older Rajput-class boats but have been superseded themselves by the newer Kolkata-class. Nevertheless, all three ships remain in active status with the Indian Navy. INS Mysore, the second ship of the group, was ordered on March 20th, 1992 and saw her keel laid down by Mazagon Dock Limited on June 4th, 1993. She was officially commissioned for service on June 2nd, 1999 and fighters under the motto of "Always Fearless".

As built, the warship displaces 6,835 tons and has a length of 535 feet, a beam of 56 feet and a draught of 21 feet. Power involves 2 x AM-50 gas turbines of 54,000 horsepower coupled with 2 x Marine diesels outputting 10,000 horsepower driving 2 x Shafts astern. The gas turbines are used for additional boost power while the diesels offer the needed cruising power. This powerplant mix maximizes fuel efficiency. Speeds can reach 32 knots and range is out to 5,000 miles.

Aboard is a crew of 360. A pair of medium-lift helicopters (and applicable aircrew) are also supported thanks to the hangar/helipad combination seen at the stern of the vessel. The warship carries all-modern radar, communications and sensor equipment as well as hull-mounted and variable-depth sonar systems.

The idea behind modern guided-missile destroyers is hunting enemy vessels (including submarines) while also supporting the main surfacing fleet - as such, INS Mysore is designed to operate independently of the main fleet or with it and can tackle a range of mission types.

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Armament includes a mix of missile- and projectile-minded weaponry. 4 x Quadruple launchers serve the 16 x SS-N-25 Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) stock and 2 x SA-N-7 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launchers counter inbound aerial threats at range. There is a traditional 100mm turreted deck gun set over the forecastle and 4 x 30mm AK-630 series Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs) featured. Additionally the warship is outfitted with 2 x RBU-6000 Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC) launchers and 5 x 21" (533mm) torpedoes set within quintuple launchers.

The warship's profile is consistent with the class with mush of the primary armament featured towards the bow. The bridge section takes its normal place in the design behind and above the forecastle and the main mast is integrated into its lines. Aft of this is the first smoke funnel and this is of a low-profile design. The secondary mast is featured at midships with the second smoke funnel aft. At the extreme end of the destroyer is the hangar and flight deck area offering an obstructed approach for helicopters. One helicopter can be featured on the helipad at a time with a second specimen housed in the hangar. These aircraft can be outfitted with Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Anti-Ship equipment and provide an eyes-in-the-skies capability to the ship. Additionally, the systems can help resupply the warship while at sea.

Notable actions involving INS Mysore have been ongoing since 2008 and she has served in the security/deterrence and anti-piracy roles for the Indian government. In 2011 she was used to relocate Indian nationals out of the Libyan warzone following the start of its civil war. Again the warship was used in this fashion during the 2014 anti-ISIS actions in northern Iraq and operated from the Gulf of Aden.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for INS Mysore (D60).
2 x AM-50 gas turbines (boosters) developing 54,000 horsepower with 2 x Marine diesels (cruising) developing 10,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts astern.
32.0 kts
36.8 mph
Surface Speed
4,345 nm
5,000 miles | 8,047 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of INS Mysore (D60).
535.0 ft
163.07 meters
O/A Length
56.0 ft
17.07 meters
21.0 ft
6.40 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of INS Mysore (D60).
1 x 100mm AK-100 turreted deck gun
4 x Quadruple launchers for 16 x SS-N-25 Surface-to-Surface Missiles (SSMs).
2 x SA-N-7 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs)
4 x 30mm AK-630 Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs).
2 x RBU-6000 Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC) launchers.
5 x 21" (533mm) quintuple torpedo launchers (10 total torpedoes).
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of INS Mysore (D60).
2 x Westland Sea King (or equivalent) navy medium-lift helicopters supported off of stern flight deck.
Ships-in-Class (3)
Notable series variants as part of the INS Mysore (D60) family line as relating to the Delhi-class group.
INS Delhi (D61); INS Mysore (D60); INS Mumbai (D62)
Global operator(s) of the INS Mysore (D60). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of India

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Image of the INS Mysore (D60)
Image from the United States Department of Defense DVIDS imagery databse; Released to the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
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Going Further...
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