In 1970, Karanj was badly damaged after a collision with the destroyer Ranjit when she surfaced directly below the ship. As no drawings of the damaged portions of the boat were available with the Bombay Dockyard or the Indian Navy, it was decided to use Kursura, which was already docked at Bombay, as the design template for the metal work, and Karanj was repaired within months, in time to join the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
1971 Indo-Pak War serviceEdit
It's mission in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Kursura was to sink any Pakistani naval warships, to sink merchant shipping when specifically ordered, and to conduct general patrol and surveillance in the Arabian Sea.
|Name.||INS Kursura (S20).|
|Builder.||Sudomekh, Admiralty Shipyard.|
|Drought.||6 m (20 ft).|
|Dose it have nukes.||No.|
|Top speed.||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) surfaced. 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) submerged.|
|Range.||20,000 mi (32,000 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced 380 mi (610 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged.|
|Test depth.||985 ft (300 m).|
|Crew.||75 (including 8 officers).|
|Armament.||10 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes with 22 Type 53 torpedoes 44 mines in lieu of torpedoes.|
|Displacement.||1,950 t (1,919 long tons) surfaced and 2,475 t (2,436 long tons) submerged.|
|Struck.||2001, but it became a museum ship.|
|Sensors and processing systems.||.|
|Sources.||http://www.wow.com/wiki/INS_Kursura_S20, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INS_Kursura_(S20), https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Admiralty_Shipyard, https://www.wikiwand.com/en/INS_Kursura_(S20), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:INS_Kursura_(S20), https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:INS_Kursura_(S20)_underway.jpg, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:INS_Kursura_(S20), http://wikimapia.org/134112/INS-Kursura-S20-Submarine-Museum, http://www.bhubanpatra.com/ins-kursura.html and https://www.wikiwand.com/en/INS_Kursura_(S20).|