INS Tarmugli commissioned in Vishakhapatnam
It was commissioned by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Eastern Naval Command. The Commissioning Warrant was read out by the Commanding Officer of the warship, Cdr S Nair. Rear Admiral AK Verma, VSM, IN (Retd), Chairman & , Managing Director, GRSE and other dignitaries & senior officials of Indian Navy were also present during the ceremony.
GRSE had earlier built and delivered Ten (10) such WJFACs to the Indian Navy during 2009-2011, which have proved very well in service. Indian Navy has placed order for four more of these WJFACs on GRSE.
These ships are a further improved version of the Fast Craft Crafts built earlier by GRSE for the Indian Navy. The ship has an efficient hull form, developed by the in- house design centre of GRSE and proved by extensive model testing, to achieve speeds in excess of 35 knots.
The warship measuring 48 X 7.5 M with a displacement of around 315 Tons, has an endurance of around 2000 nautical miles at 12-14 knots speed. She also boasts of modern habitability conditions with accommodation for 29 personnel.
Named after an island in the Andamans, “Tarmugli”, is fitted with three water jet.