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INS Ranvir (D54)

Conventionally-Powered Destroyer Warship

India | 1986

"The modern Indian Navy holds on to three of the five Rajput-class Cold War-era destroyers - INS Ranvir D54 being one of the surviving hulls."

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At present, the modern Indian Navy fields a fleet of ten total destroyer type warships led by the new Visakhapatnam-class and Kolkata-class while strengthened by the proven Delhi-class warships. To this sum can be added the aging Cold War-era Rajput-class constructed from the period spanning 1976 into 1982 resulting in five total hulls completed: Lead-ship INS Rajput herself and sisters Rana (D52), Ranjit (D53), Ranvir (D54), and Ranvijay (D55). Only Rana, Ranvir, and Ranvijay remain in active service as of this writing as their hulls have surpassed 35 years of service.

All of the ships of the series were constructed by the building specialists of 61 Kommunara of Ukraine (in the former Soviet Union) and, for their time at sea, the vessels have homeported from Visakhapatnam.

INS Ranvir (D54) - essentially the ex-Soviet Navy "Tverdy") was laid down on October 24th, 1981 and launched on March 12th, 1983. She was formally commissioned into service on April 21st, 1986 and maintains an active presence in the Indian Navy fleet.

The warship certainly exudes design lines from a period of warship building that had since been succeeded by more modern approaches. Protrusions are plenty and the armament suite is a deep, mixed bag of solutions. Despite this, the ship remains a viable - though aging - asset within the Indian Navy inventory.

Exposed masts are present and the smoke funnels are of a low-profile design. The bridge section is buried in the forward works of the superstructure. Handrails dot the forward, rear, and sides of the ship. Displacement reaches 4,000 tons under standard loads and this balloons to 5,000 tons under full load. Dimensions include a running length of 482 feet, a beam of 52 feet, and a draught of 16 feet. Aboard is a complement of 320 which includes the staff of 35 officers. Over the rear of the hull is supported a single Kamov Ka-28 series navalized helicopter for Over-the-Horizon (OtH) work, mainly covering sub-hunting and Search and Rescue (SAR) sorties.

Power is from 4 x Gas turbines developing 72,000 horsepower to twin shafts astern. The ship can make headway speeds at an impressive 35 knots and range out to 4,000 nautical miles.

Air-Surface-Search is handled by the EL/M2238 STAR system. Navigation is fulfilled via 2 x Volga I-band radar units and sonar is the Bharat UMSA hull-mounted fit with the Vyega MG-325 variable depth array.

Armament includes 2 x 76.2mm turreted deck guns, 8 x BrahMos missiles fired through a Vertical Launching System (VLS), 4 x SS-N-2D "Styx" AShM missiles, 2 x Barak 8-cell SAM missile launchers, and a single S-125M SAM launcher. There is also a single 533mm quintuple torpedo launcher present and a pair of RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars. Close-in defense is handled by the usual Soviet 30mm AK-630M solution, of which two guns are present.

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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 Ranvir (D54).
COGAG (COmbined Gas-And-Gas): 4 x Zorya-Mashproekkt M3E gas turbines developing 72,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts astern.
35.0 kts
40.3 mph
Surface Speed
4,484 nm
5,160 miles | 8,304 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of INS Ranvir (D54).
482.0 ft
146.91 meters
O/A Length
52.0 ft
15.85 meters
16.0 ft
4.88 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of INS Ranvir (D54).
2 x 76.2mm turreted deck guns.
8 x BrahMos missiles launched from a Vertical Launching System (VLS).
4 x SS-N-2D "Styx" Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launchers.
2 x Barak 8-cell SAM launchers.
1 x S-125M (SA-N-1) SAM launcher.
1 x 533mm quintuple torpedo launcher.
2 x 30mm AK-630M Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs).
2 x RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars.
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of INS Ranvir (D54).
1 x Kamov Ka-28 medium-lift navy helicopter supported from the stern helipad section.
Ships-in-Class (5)
Notable series variants as part of the INS Ranvir (D54) family line as relating to the Rajput-class group.
INS Rajput (D51); INS Rana (D52); INS Ranjit (D53); INS Ranvir (D54); INS Ranvijay (D55)
Global operator(s) of the INS Ranvir (D54). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.

Shipbuilder(s): 61 Kommunara Shipbuilding Plant - Ukraine (Soviet Union)
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Image of the INS Ranvir (D54)
Image from the Indian Ministry of Defense; Public Release.

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