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The first Indian destroyer INS Rajput, built in the USSR, will be decommissioned today

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Indian Navy destroyer Rajput served 41 years. It was put into operation on May 4, 1980 in the Georgian port of Poti.


Information about this appeared in the India Today magazine.

The publication reports that on May 21, after 41 years of service, the first Indian destroyer INS Rajput, created in the USSR, will be decommissioned. Due to the pandemic, the decommissioning ceremony, which will take place at the Visakhapatnam naval shipyard, will be modest. Today, in the presence of sailors and officers, in compliance with all quarantine precautions at sunset, the naval flag and the commissioning pennant will be lowered.

Over the years of her service, this Soviet-built ship took part in several military operations to ensure the security of India, as well as in numerous international exercises.

INS Rajput is a 61-ME class lead destroyer built in the Soviet Union. It was created at the 61 Communards shipyard in Nikolaev, which today belongs to Ukraine. The ship was laid down on September 11, 1976 as a BOD (large anti-submarine) and was first launched on September 17, 1977. Initially it was named "Reliable", then it was renamed INS Rajput and transferred to the Indians. For 41 years of operation, the destroyer replaced 31 commanders (captains). In the NATO classification it is designated as "Kashin-II class"
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  1. NIKN
    NIKN 21 May 2021 09: 44
    +2
    It was created at the 61 Communards shipyard in Nikolaev, which today belongs to Ukraine.
    And now the rubber boats are not their own ... in gifts from you you will not understand who is expected as happiness ...
    1. Anachoret
      Anachoret 21 May 2021 10: 45
      -1
      Today the plant of 61 communards rivets potbelly stoves for the most modernized army in the world) and the stocks are dismantled as emergency ones (out of 3 they will leave 1 after repair)
      sadly, before the factory of destroyers, cruisers and submarines riveted like a mad printer)
  2. Edward Vashchenko
    Edward Vashchenko 21 May 2021 09: 48
    +5
    Served. Well done.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 21 May 2021 10: 25
      +7
      Well, India, not China with its incredible assembly line of destroyers. However, the old man was replaced.



      1. sifgame
        sifgame 22 May 2021 15: 17
        0
        in the last photo, are they really dancing?)))
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 May 2021 09: 49
    +10
    A building with a gas engine and an internal tube, 1 year and 6 days, this is a conveyor belt. Where did it go? The USSR was a single mechanism, the kings tore it apart. Here is the result.
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 21 May 2021 10: 02
      +7
      Quote: tralflot1832
      A case with a gas engine and an internal tube, 1 year and 6 days, this is a conveyor belt. Where did it go?

      It became on svidoukrayni! There are places on the map of the former Soviet Union, the fate of which was especially tragic after the collapse of the unified state. In 1789, the favorite and right-hand man of Catherine the Great signed an order prescribing to name the "Novozavodsk shipyard on Ingul city of Nikolaev". The Soviet Union could not do without a powerful fleet: not only military, but also commercial and scientific.

      Three Nikolaev giant plants were supposed to solve a large-scale problem: the Black Sea shipbuilding plant, the 61 Communards shipbuilding plant, and the Ocean plant.

      At the end of the Soviet era, more than 24 thousand people worked at the Black Sea shipyard, more than 61 thousand at the 13 Communards plant, and over 12 thousand at Okean. Workers were trained by vocational schools and technical schools, engineering - by the Nikolaev Shipbuilding Institute.

      Over the four post-war decades, the Black Sea Shipyard has built about 500 ships, the 61 Communards plant - over 1000, the Ocean plant - more than 300.




      At the same time, the volume of military orders was less than half of the total. Dry-cargo ships, tankers, trawlers and research ships were also built in Nikolaev.



      Old-timers recall: in the seventies and eighties launching a ship was so routine that it was noted only in the factory newspaper
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 21 May 2021 10: 37
        +6
        Quote: 30 vis
        Old-timers recall: in the seventies and eighties launching a ship was so routine that it was noted only in the factory newspaper

        It sounds like an unscientific fantasy, but it was ... in our country ...
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 21 May 2021 10: 35
      +11
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Housing with gas engine and internal tube, 1 year and days ...

      And most importantly, they did it not only quickly, but also efficiently. The ship was in service for 40 years.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 21 May 2021 10: 42
        +2
        We know the quality! On the Nikolaevski Batt m of the "Horizon" type (on the horizon line, the BAT looked like a destroyer) more than once plowed the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, and the South Atlantic in the South African region.
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 21 May 2021 10: 47
          +7
          And what a handsome man!
          Graceful shapes and formidable silhouette in one body were organically combined. They did not go, but flew at full speed ...
          Now modern navy ships, for the sake of stealth, beauty has given way to "angularity" ...
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 21 May 2021 10: 54
            +5
            I completely agree with you here, the architecture of the ship meant speed. "Singing frigates" is a song.
  4. Constanty
    Constanty 21 May 2021 10: 39
    +10
    They were beautiful ships. It is a pity that their time has passed.

    Our ORP Warszawa II (formerly "Brave") was towed to the metal in August 2005.
    here in all its glory



    Here on the last road



    sad
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 21 May 2021 10: 55
      0
      Singing frigate ?! This episode? hi
      1. Constanty
        Constanty 21 May 2021 11: 00
        +4
        Yes - both the Indian and Polish destroyers were Project 61 ships (different versions) Singing Frigate or Project 61 Large Anti-Submarine Ship
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 21 May 2021 11: 07
          0
          My old acquaintances told me two versions of their unofficial name. When Project 61 was accelerating, the enemy heard only the noise of turbines from the ship receding beyond the horizon, and the second option in combat service on the destroyer was always played by the ship's broadcast, and not always Soviet music!
          1. Constanty
            Constanty 21 May 2021 11: 08
            +3
            I heard the first version - after the meetings in the Mediterranean, American sailors called them "singing frigates." Its source was the characteristic sound of gas turbine engines. After all, "61" were the world's first large mass ships, operating only on gas turbines.
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 21 May 2021 11: 16
              -1
              I remember there was the film "A Case in Neutral Waters", the convoy of the film, our sailor drops out in Mediterranean with secret documents (Actor future Bonivour) And there are 61 projects in the frame more than once, and the sound of the 61st afterburner cannot be confused.
            2. viktor e
              viktor e 22 May 2021 20: 49
              +1
              Everything is correct ... however, on the ship itself it was not always perceived nicely. I remember that during the tests they overclocked to 32 knots, that was the sound and plus the sound of playing rivets uhhh; but survived ...
          2. Serg65
            Serg65 21 May 2021 14: 30
            +4
            Quote: tralflot1832
            old people, acquaintances told two versions

            The first version has a place to live!
            The second version is from the realm of fantasy!
            And especially..
            Quote: tralflot1832
            not always soviet

            After talking with the political officer and special officer, the entire crew three times a day would sing exclusively the anthem of the Soviet Union!
            1. viktor e
              viktor e 22 May 2021 20: 41
              0
              Seryoga is a competent answer. Is it Mamsurov by chance?
              1. Serg65
                Serg65 24 May 2021 07: 35
                +2
                Quote: viktor e
                . This is not Mamsurov by chance?

                Which of the Mamsurovs is this?
      2. Constanty
        Constanty 21 May 2021 11: 59
        0
        In addition, Poland was lucky with beautiful Soviet destroyers. From 30bis through 56 to 61. These were beautiful and good ships


        1. Serg65
          Serg65 21 May 2021 14: 33
          +2
          Quote: Constanty
          C 30bis

          wassat Only one aft cabin of the BCh-5 for 70 people was worth what!
  5. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 21 May 2021 10: 45
    +4
    They knew how to build the Union. And of all Soviet pr. 61, only one remained in the Black Sea Fleet, and even then, his condition raises great concerns.
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 21 May 2021 11: 04
      +4
      Quote: TermNachTER
      They knew how to build the Union. And of all Soviet pr. 61, only one remained in the Black Sea Fleet, and even then, his condition raises great concerns.

      It became known that the last representative of the "singing frigates" of project 01090 - the patrol ship "Smetlivy" will be turned into a museum ship. - The ship "Smetlivy" has been withdrawn from the fleet, it is being museumified. We are deciding on a parking place, - said Kulikov.

      It is planned that the ship-museum will be moored at the pier in one of the bays of Sevastopol. https://rg.ru/2020/02/14/reg-ufo/poslednij-poiushchij-fregat-vmf-rossii-smetlivyj-stanet-muzeem.html
  6. not main
    not main 21 May 2021 21: 41
    0
    For 41 years of operation, the destroyer replaced 31 commanders (captains). I read all the comments, but the question remains, is it possible? For 41 years of operation, 31 commanders? it turns out that on average ... in the end, that the ship went without a commander!
  7. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 21 May 2021 21: 43
    0
    Present it to the Sumerians as a gesture of goodwill: it is already customary for them to collect junk all over the world.
  8. IC
    IC 23 May 2021 00: 27
    0
    For India was built 5 BOD pr. 61 ME. All ships, before being handed over to the customer, after a cycle of sea trials, were docked at the Novorossiysk Shipyard, where I then worked. In connection with the caste composition of the crew, there were big problems with ensuring the life of the crew during the stay in the dock.