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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
דולפין [Dolphin]     Howaldtswerke, Kiel + Thyssen, Emden, Germany 7.10.1994 12.4.1996 29.3.1999 in service (2019)
 לווייתן [Leviathan]     Howaldtswerke, Kiel + Thyssen, Emden, Germany 13.4.1995 25.4.1997 29.6.1999 in service (2019)
תקומה [Tekuma] (ex-דרקון [Dakar])     Howaldtswerke, Kiel + Thyssen, Emden, Germany 12.12.1996 26.6.1998 25.7.2000 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement normal, t

1640 / 1900

Length, m

57.3

Breadth, m

6.75

Draught, m

6.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

3 MTU 16V396 SE84 diesel-generators, 1 Siemens electric motor

Power, h. p.

2400 / 5000

Max speed, kts

11 / 20

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)8000(8) (snorkel) / 420(8)
Armament

4 - 650 TT (bow), 6 - 533 TT (bow, 16 DM-2A3 or NT-37E, inc. Sub-Harpoon SSM (~4 UGM-84C))

Electronic equipmentElta radar, CSU90 (DBQS-21D + AN5039A1) sonar suite, FAS-3, PRS3-15 sonars, Timmex 4CH(v)2 ECM suite, ISUS-90-1 CCS
Complement

35 + 10 combat swimmers

Diving depth operational, m380


Standard scale images


<i>Dolphin </i>2000
Dolphin 2000


Graphics


<i>Leviathan </i>2006
Leviathan 2006


Project history

IKL Type 800, built for replacement of Type 500 submarines. At first they were authorized in 1988 but project was cancelled in 1990. Originally two submarines were to be assembled at Ingalls in Pascagoula using sections prefabricated by HDW. In January 1991 the project was revived when the German government offered to built two submarines fully in Germany with German combat systems, in 1995 the third submarine was reinstated. Equipped with swimmer lockout facilities in the sail and boat stowage for eight special forces personnel. Torpedo tubes are arranged in two horizontal rows with 650mm tubes outboard. At least one 650mm tube can be used for swimmer exit and ingress, torpedoes are launched from 650mm tubes by means of liners. May be carry Turbo Popeye nuclear cruise missiles, launched from 650mm tubes, and Triton ant-helicopter missiles.

Modernizations

2011-2012, al: + Torbuster decoy launcher

Naval service

No significant events.