INS Ranvijay

INS Ranvijay is a Rajput-class destroyer in active service with the Indian Navy. Ranvijay was commissioned on 15 Jan 1988.[3]

INS Ranvijay at annual bi-lateral naval field training exercise
INS Ranvijay during Exercise Malabar 2012
Name: INS Ranvijay
Builder: 61 Kommunara Shipbuilding Plant
Commissioned: 15 Jan 1988
Homeport: Visakhapatnam
Identification: Pennant number: D55
Status: in active service
Seal of INS Ranvijay
General characteristics
Class and type: Rajput-class destroyer
  • 3,950 tons standard
  • 4,974 tons full load[1]
Length: 147 m (482 ft)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft)
Draught: 5 m (16 ft)
Propulsion: 4 x gas turbine engines; 2 shafts, 72,000 hp (54,000 kW)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
  • 4,000 mi (6,400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
  • 2,600 miles (4,200 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 320 (including 35 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Navigation: 2 x Volga (NATO: Don Kay) radar at I-band frequency,
  • Air: 1 x MP-500 Kliver (NATO: Big Net-A) radar at C-band or 1 x Bharat RAWL (Dutch Signaal LW08) radar at D-band (installed on INS Ranjit),
  • Air/Surface: 1 x MR-310U Angara (NATO: Head Net-C) radar at E-band, replaced by 1 x EL/M-2238 STAR[2]
  • Communication: Inmarsat,
  • Sonar: 1 x hull mounted Vycheda MG-311 (NATO: Wolf Paw) sonar replaced with Bharat HUMSA during MLR, 1 x Vyega MG-325 (NATO: Mare Tail) variable depth sonar
  • Anti-surface:
  • 8 × Brahmos supersonic missiles in aft VLS (replaces SAM launcher)
  • 4 × SS-N-2D Styx AShM missiles in inclined launchers
  • Air-defence:
  • 2 × Barak SAM 8 cell launchers (port and starboard)
  • 1 × S-125M (NATO: SA-N-1) SAM launcher
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 76.2 mm (3 in) main gun,
  • 2 × 30 mm (1.2 in) AK-630M CIWS
  • Anti-submarine:
  • 1 × 533 mm (21 in) PTA 533 quintuple torpedo tube launcher,
  • 2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars,
Aircraft carried: 1 x Ka-28 helicopter

Service history

She has won the prestigious Cock Trophy in the annual Western Fleet whaler boat regatta held at the Naval Dockyard on 7 January 2006.[4]

Ranvijay participated in the multinational Malabar Naval Exercise between Australia, India, Singapore, Japan and United States in the Bay of Bengal.

In July 2014 Ranjivay, accompanied by the stealth frigate Shivalik and fleet tanker Shakti took part in the INDRA War Games, a naval and army counter-terrorism exercise with Russia. In November 2016 Ranjivay, accompanied by the corvette INS Kamorta took part in the SIMBEX War Games, a naval exercise with Singapore Navy which bought the RSN’s stealth frigate, RSS Formidable.[5]

Awards and recognition

Ranvijay received the best ship of the Eastern Fleet Trophy for the year 2006–07 and 2011–12.


Comm.C.S. Patham and Capt. Ajith

Commander C.S. Patham and Captain Ajithkumar Nair

INS Ranvijay Malabar 07

Ranvijay during Exercise Malabar 2007

INS Ranvijay (D55)

Ranvijay with sailors on deck in blue uniform


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  2. ^ Friedman, Norman (2006). The Naval Institute guide to world naval weapon systems (5th ed.). Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute. p. 243. ISBN 1557502625.
  3. ^ "Vikramaditya, Delhi Class, Rajput Class, Kolkata Class | Indian Navy". Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ "INS Ranvijay triumphs". The Hindu. 8 January 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
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D55 may refer to :

D55 road (Nord), a "départementale" road in Nord département in France

D55 road (Croatia), a state route

HMAS Parramatta (D-55), a 1910 River class torpedo boat destroyer from the Australian Navy

two ships of the Royal Navy :

HMS Smiter (D55), a 1943 Bogue-class auxiliary aircraft carrier

HMS Finisterre (D55), a Battle-class destroyer

INS Ranvijay (D55), a 1988 Rajput class destroyer from the Indian Navy

CIE Standard Illuminant D55, a lighting standard used in colorimetryand also:

Robertson Field (North Dakota) FAA code

the ICD-10 code for an anaemia due to enzyme disorders

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