INS Jyothi

INS Jyoti lies docked next to INS Mysore at the Yokosuka naval base in Japan. Circa April 2007. Image © Ashok SINS Jyoti lies docked at the Yokosuka naval base in Japan. Circa April 2007. Image © Ashok SINS Jyoti A58. Image © Indian NavyINS Jyoti provides replenishment on the high seas, to INS Mumbai and another vessel which cannot be seen in the image. Image © Indian Navy via Kapil ChandniA black & white shot of INS Jyoti, taken from the bow. Image © M. Fabre

Vessel Type: Replenishment Tanker.

Name & Pennant Number with commission date:
INS Jyoti A58 (20 July 1996)

Displacement: 35,900 tons full load.

Dimensions: Length; 178 meters.
.................Beam; 25 meters.
.................Draught; Not Known.

Main Machinery: Two boilers, one steam turbine with 10,948 hp and 1 shaft.

Maximum Speed: 15 knots.

Maximum Range: 12,000 miles at 15 knots.

Complement: 92 (incl. 16 officers).

Cargo Capacity: 25,040 tons diesel.

Radar: Navigation; Two Decca 1226 radars at I-band frequency.

Weapons: Guns may be fitted in due course.

Helicopters: Platform for one medium helicopter.

Comments: This was the third of the Komandarm Fedko Class of merchant tankers, modified for naval use for the IN and acquired in 1995. The ship was laid down in September 1993. Based in Bombay where it arrived in November 1996. The vessel may be fitted with armament in due course. There are two replenishment positions on each side, and stern refuelling is an option. A similar ship was sold to China and two others are in commercial service. To be fitted with close-in weapon systems - guns and missiles - for self-defence.