INS Matanga

INS Matanga at IFR 2001. She lies docked alongside a water tanker. Image © Mrityunjoy MazumdarINS Matanga. Image © Mrityunjoy Mazumdar 

Vessel Type: Ocean Tug.

Name & Pennant Number with commission dates:
INS Matanga A53; Laid Down - mid-70s, Launched - 29 October 1977, Commissioned - 02 April 1983.

Displacement: 1334 tons.

Dimensions: Length - 67.8 metres.
.................Beam - 12.3 metres.
.................Draft - 4 metres.

Maximum Speed: 15 knots.

Maximum Range: 4000 nautical miles.

Complement: 75 including 6 officers.

Weapons: Not Known.

Comments: INS Matanga, built and commissioned at Garden Reach Shipyard in Calcutta, can assist in diving operations and carries a RCC (Recompression Chamber), carry out salvage operations, conduct firefighting and render a limited amount of submarine rescue services.