INS Chapal is currently a museum at Karwar. The INS Chapal warship museum docked at the Rabindranath Tagore beach here since November 2006, In view of the Naval Base being set up in Karwar, the Defence Ministry handed over the missile boat to the district administration. It was bought from Russia. It was categorised as a Missile boat. They came under the Osa class missile boats.It was Commissioned by the Indian Navy in 1976 and decommissioned in 2004, INS Chapal patrolled the Indian sea coast. The 245-tonne ship (on full load) has a length of 38.6 metres, beam of 7.6 metres and speed of 37 knots. The warship was used in the 1971 India-Pakistan war and had destroyed many enemy ships. It served the Indian Navy for 24 years and was active during the 1971 war against Pakistan.
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