INS Mormugao is the second ship of Project 15B stealth destroyers being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). INS Mormugao was delivered to the Indian Navy on 24th November 2022. Project 15B was signed on 28th January 2011, which is a contract of four ships.
This project is a follow-on of the Kolkata class (Project 15A) destroyers Commissioned in the last decade and the lead ship of the project-INS Visakhapatnam had been commissioned into the Indian Navy on 21st November 2021.
About the INS Mormugao
INS Mormugao was designed by the Warship Design Bureau, the Indian Navy’s in-house organization, and M/s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai. The four ships are named after four major cities in India, which are Imphal, Surat, Vishakhapatnam, and Mormugao.
Construction of INS Mormugao
The keel of Mormugao was laid on June 2015 and the ship was launched on 17th September 2016. The design maintains a hull form, propulsion machinery, platform equipment, and major war weapons, also it has sensors.
Specifications of INS Mormugao
The INS Mormugao is 163 meters long and 17 meters wide. INS Mormugao displaces 7400 tonnes when fully loaded and has a maximum speed of 30 knots.
The ship sailed out for her maiden sea sortie on 19th December 2021 to coincide with the Goa Liberation Day.