INS Krishna to make its last voyage

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    After traversing the seas for 44 years — first as the Royal Navy’s HMS Andromeda from 1968 to November 1994 and in its current avatar as one of Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron Ships, INS Krishna, from August 1995 — is set to sing its swan song. On Tuesday, it will embark on its last voyage, setting course for Mumbai from the Southern Naval Command’s south jetty for a minor refit before being decommissioned later this year.
    The news of the imminent retirement of the ‘Grey Mistress,’ as she had been known in the Royal Navy, has indeed brought back dear memories in many ‘ex-HMS Andromeda shipmates’ besides Indian Navy personnel who have served aboard INS Krishna (pennant number F 46). It comes at a time when the HMS Andromeda Association is planning a reunion of Andromeda veterans, about 400 worldwide, in the last week of February.
    The last broad beam Leader-class frigate built by the Portsmouth Dockyard, Andromeda (the eighth bearing pennant number F 57) had weathered many storms in the ‘Beira Patrol,’ a blockade in the Mozambique channel to prevent oil reaching Rhodesia (Zimbabwe); the last two ‘Cod wars’ with Iceland over fishing rights when the frigate suffered damage resulting from collisions; the Falklands action when it was deployed on escort duty; and the ‘Armilla Patrol’ in the Gulf for escort of oil tankers.
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Leader-class was a world beater in its time!

    Goodbye ship!

    You have served the Nation well!
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Its Leander class...not Leader class.
     
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    The surface looks old.

    Signs of the well served vessel.

    Bon Voyage!
     
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    INS Krishna Cast off
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    The last Voyage pic
     
  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Well deserved retirement for an old warhorse(seahorse in this case:p). Thank you great ship for serving our flag and nation.
     
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    simply majestic ship...dont salvage it brutally its our strong defender
     
  11. noob101

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    Im not as sentimental as most people on this thread but am just happy that the IN is retiring this rust bucket it will save money.... hope those 2 new training ships from ABG will become operational soon.
     
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    Its a training ship it didn't defend anything, it doesn't even have any missiles just a few guns
     

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