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U13 coastal submarines (U13) (1973-1975)


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U28 2003  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U13 S192   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 24/11/1969 28/9/1971 19/4/1973 stricken 3/1997
U14 S193   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 10/9/1970 1/2/1972 19/4/1973 stricken 3/1997
U15 S194   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 29/5/1970 15/6/1972 17/4/1974 stricken 12/2010
U16 S195   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 22/4/1971 29/8/1972 9/11/1973 stricken 3/2011
U17 S196   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 19/10/1970 10/10/1972 28/11/1973 stricken 12/2010
U18 S197   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 28/7/1971 31/10/1972 19/12/1973 stricken 3/2011
U19 S198   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 14/1/1971 15/12/1972 9/11/1973 stricken 8/1998
U20 S199   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 15/2/1972 16/1/1973 24/5/1974 stricken 9/1996
U21 S170   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 14/4/1971 9/3/1973 16/8/1974 stricken 6/1998
U22 S171   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 3/5/1972 27/3/1973 26/7/1974 stricken 12/2008
U23 S172   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 21/8/1972 22/5/1973 2/5/1975 stricken 3/2011, to Colombia (Intrépido)
U24 S173   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 10/7/1972 26/6/1973 16/10/1974 stricken 3/2011, to Colombia (Indomable)
U25 S174   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 6/10/1971 23/5/1973 14/6/1974 stricken 1/2008
U26 S175   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 17/11/1972 20/11/1973 13/3/1975 stricken 11/2005
U27 S176   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 11/1/1972 21/8/1973 16/10/1974 stricken 6/1996
U28 S177   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 26/1/1972 22/1/1974 18/12/1974 stricken 6/2004
U29 S178   Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel 29/2/1972 5/11/1973 27/11/1974 stricken 12/2006
U30 S179   Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden 27/4/1973 26/3/1974 13/3/1975 stricken 1/2007


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

450 / 500

Length, m

48.6

Breadth, m

4.60

Draught, m

4.30

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 MTU 12V493AZ diesel-generators, 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

1200 / 2300

Max speed, kts

10 / 17

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)3950(4) / 200(5)
Armament

8 - 533 TT (bow, 8 or 16 mines), 24 mines in side containers

Electronic equipmentCalypso radar, SRS-M1H, AN 5039A1 sonars, DR-2000U ECM suite, Mk 8 CCS
Complement21
Diving depth operational, m150


Standard scale images


<i>U20 </i>1980
U20 1980


Graphics


<i>U28 </i>2003  
U28 2003  


Ship project history


The Type 206 boats were designed by the IKL in 1964-65, U25-U30 being the replacement units for the Type 205 boats U4-U8. In April 1969 the orders for U13-U24 and in autumn 1970 those for U25-U30 were placed. The general interior arrangement resembles that of the Types 201 and 205, the only visual difference being a rounded bow with sonar dome. Improvements were the use of wire-guided torpedoes, decreased underwater noise, better steering and higher underwater manoeuvrability.

In addition to the sixteen mines that can be carried in lieu of the torpedoes, this class can carry twenty-four extra mines in a pair of external GRP containers. This ingenious system was developed by IKL to allow the submarines to embark both torpedoes and mines simultaneously if required.

Modernizations


1987, U23, U29; 1988, U16, U25, U30; 1989, U15, U17, U22, U28; 1990, U18, U26; 1991, U24: - Calypso radar, SRS-M1H, AN 5039A1 sonars, Mk 8 CCS; + Kelvin-Hughes 1625x 6/U radar, DBQS-21D sonar suite, DUUX-2 sonar, SARIE-2 ECM system, SLW-83 (CSU-83) CCS

Naval service


No significant events.