Sunday, February 21, 2010


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  1. VIKRANT (R 11) Majestic Class aircraft carrier. Ex British HERCULES.
    Standard Displacement: 16,000 tons,Full Load Displacement: 19,500 tons, L: 213.4m, Beam Hull: 24.4 m, Draught: 7.4 m.
    Aircrafts: 22
    4 Admiralty boilers supplying steam to Parsons geared turbines delivering 40,000 shp,to two shafts.
    HERCULES was built by Vickers Armstrong between 1943 and 1945, but never commissioned into the Royal Navy. She was bought by India,in 1957, and completed by Harland & Wolf. Commissioned into the Indian Naval service on 18 February 1961. The flight deck is 39.0m wide.