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Leviathan 1972

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
לויתן [Leviathan] (ex-Turpin) Tz75   Chatham DYd, UK 5.1943 5.8.1944 12.1944 // 19.5.1967 deleted 1975
דקר [Dakar (ex-Totem) Tz77   Devonport DYd, UK 10.1942 28.9.1943 1.1945 // 10.11.1967 lost 25.1.1968
דולפין [Dolphin] (ex-Truncheon) Tz79   Devonport DYd, UK 11.1942 22.2.1944 5.1945 // 9.1.1968 deleted 1977


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1261 - 1460

Displacement normal, t

1554 - 1588 / 1734

Length, m

Tz75, 77: 86.9 pp 88. oa

Tz79: 86.9 pp 89.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

4.90 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 ASR supercharged diesels / 4 electric motors

Power, h. p.

2800 / 6000

Max speed, kts

14 / 15.4

Fuel, t

diesel oil 200

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 20 torpedoes or 12 Mk 2 mines)

Electronic equipmenttype 267W radar, type 186, type 187, type 197 sonars
Complement

68

Diving depth operational, m110


Standard scale images


<i>Dolphin </i>1965
Dolphin 1965


Graphics


<i>Leviathan </i>1972
Leviathan 1972


Project history

Acquisition of these RN subs by Israel was announced in November 1964. During RN service all three submarines were modernized under 'T Conversion' program.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Dakar was lost with all hands in the E Mediterranean on passage from Britain 25.1.1968.