Crest Unveiling Ceremony of Surat 15B Warship

  • The crest of Indian Navy’s latest, under-construction, guided missile destroyer ‘Surat’.
  • Unveiled by Shri Bhupendra Patel, the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • The crest of Surat depicts the famous lighthouse at Hazira (Surat), located at the southern entrance of the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • Built in 1836, this lighthouse was one of the first lighthouses in India.
  • The Asiatic lion on the crest is the state animal of Gujarat.
  • Embodiment of the navy’s commitment to maritime security and national defence is depicted by the wavy sea depicted on the crest.

Surat work ship:

  • Fourth ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Project 15B (Vishakhapatnam Class) destroyers.
  • Constructed using innovative block construction methodology.
  • The ship’s hull has been assembled at distinct geographical locations before being integrated at the Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
  • Project 15B follows the success of the Project 15A (Kolkata Class).
  • Construction of the warship Surat exemplifies the nation’s dedication to indigenous cutting-edge maritime technology.
  • Slated to join active service next year.
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