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Astravahini-class torpedo recovery vessel A73. Attribution: Indian Navy.


They specialises in removing and in one (A73) case also launching mines and torpedoes in nortical (out on the open seas) weapons tests and maneuvers.

Accidental losses[]

The A72 sank on 6 November 2014 during a routine exercise near the city of Visakhapatnam after taking on water. 1 sailor dead and 4 went missing.


Astravahini-class torpedo recovery vessel (The specifications for A71 & A72).
Statistic. Data.
Nationality. Indian.
Displacement. 110 tonnes.
Top Speed. 11 knots.
Crew. 13.
Displacement. N\A, but obviously small. Drought: N\A, but obviously small.
Installed power. 720 bhp.
Propellers. 2 propellers.
Range. N\A, but obviously small.
Sensors and processing systems. N\A, but obviously has at least a weather and navigation radar by maritime law.
Armament. None other than the sailor's personal self-defence weapons.
Aircraft carried. Non.
Built in. 1982.
Power source. Diesel engines.
Struck. .
Dose it have nukes. No.
Laid down. .
Launched. .
Completed. .
Commissioned. .
Decommissioned. .
Builder. Goa Shipyard Limited and P.S. & Company for the Indian Navy..
Sources. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Astravahini-class_torpedo_recovery_vessel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=727254675, http://web.archive.org/web/20150325134508/http://indiannavy.nic.in/print/84 to http://indiannavy.nic.in/print/84, http://web.archive.org/web/20130621234432/http://www.irclass.org:80/ship_info to http://www.irclass.org/ship_info#, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Astravahini-class_torpedo_recovery_vessel, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astravahini-class_torpedo_recovery_vessel, http://www.rediff.com/news/report/defence-news-indian-navy-torpedo-recovery-vessel-sinks/20141106.htm, http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/one-dead-and-four-missing-as-navy-ship-sinks/article6571469.ece?homepage=true, https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVyQbaVNYEhkAAAxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEycmQ3a3NqBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjE2MThfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=Astravahini-class+Torpedo+Recovery+Vessel&fr=dss_yset_chr, http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Astravahini-class_torpedo_recovery_vessel and https://www.indiannavy.gov.in/content/torpedo-recovery-vessels.

Also see[]

  1. Navy
  2. INS Kursura (S20)
  3. 18 in. Mk. VII (India)