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Navy's oldest ship decommissioned

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    Navy's oldest ship decommissioned

    The oldest commissioned ship of the Indian Navy, ‘Sharabh,' a landing ship tanker, was given a fond farewell after 35 years of service, with a guard of honour and the naval band playing the Last Post.

    The National Flag, the Naval Ensign and the Decommissioning Pennant were hauled down for the last time at sunset, symbolising the end of her service to the country, Indian Navy Public Relations Officer of Andaman and Nicobar Command Lieutenant-Commander Mannu Virk told PTI.

    The decommissioning ceremony was held at the Naval Jetty by Rear Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Staff, Andaman and Nicobar Command on Thursday.

    The tanker had the distinction of participating in numerous amphibious operations, both on the Eastern and Western seaboards, and landed troops and materials on all major and minor landing sites in the Andaman Sea region. INS Sharabh was commissioned in January 1976 at Gdynia, Poland.

    The Hindu : News / National : Navy's oldest ship decommissioned
     
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