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Tanin 1978

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
גל [Gal] 72   Vickers, Barrow, UK 1973 2.12.1975 12/1976 retired 1999
תנין [Tanin] 74   Vickers, Barrow, UK 1974 25.10.1976 6/1977 retired 1999
רהב [Rahav] 76   Vickers, Barrow, UK 1975 8.5.1977 18.12.1977 retired 1999


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement normal, t

420 / 600

Length, m

45.0

Breadth, m

4.70

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 MTU 12V493 TY60 diesel-generators, 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

1200 / 1800

Max speed, kts

11 / 17

Fuel, t

diesel oil 24

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(5)(snorkel) / 200(5)
Armament

8 - 533 TT (bow, 10 Mk 37)

Electronic equipmentPlessey radar, Plessey (active+passive) sonar suite, 4CH(v)1 ECM suite, TIOS CCS
Complement

22

Diving depth operational, m 


Standard scale images


<i>Gal </i>1980
Gal 1980


Graphics


<i>Tanin </i>1978
Tanin 1978


Project history

Ordered in April 1972. Designed in Germany as IKL/Vickers Type 206 or T540. Gal ran aground during delivery voyage but was repaired. Differ from Bundesmarine's boats in having different CT and equipment. Small and quiet submarines, excellent ASW units. They operated as defensive units providing early warning, surveillance and sabotage teams landing. Single compartment design.

Modernizations

1983, all: + ability to launch Sub-Harpoon SSM (~4 UGM-84A)

1988, all: torpedoes were replaced by NT-37E

Naval service

No significant events.