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TANIN submarines (1945/1958)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
תנין [Tanin] (ex-Springer) Tz71   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 5.1944 14.5.1945 8/1945 // 9.10.1958 stricken 1972
רהב [Rahav] (ex-Sanguine) Tz73   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1.1944 15.2.1945 5/1945 // 10.1958 cannibalized 1968


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

715

Displacement normal, t

814 / 990

Length, m

66.1

Breadth, m

7.24

Draught, m

4.24 - 4.29

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Admiralty diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

1900 / 1300

Max speed, kts

14.75 / 9

Fuel, t

diesel oil 45, up to 85 max

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(10) /

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/40 S Mk 1, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 2A S/M, 6 - 533 TT

Electronic equipment

type 267W radar, type 129, type 138 sonars

Complement

48

Diving depth operational, m

110



Standard scale images


<i>Tanin</i> 1965
Tanin 1965


Project history

RN boats, both refitted in Great Britain before delivery to Israel in December 1959 (Tanin) and May 1960 (Rahav). Originally very handy craft, capable of making a 'crash dive' in 30 seconds, and both fitted with 'Snort' mast and sonar domes.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Tanin put frogmen into Alexandria on 5 June 1967. They did not return. Rahav, unable to submerge, was stricken after serving as an ASW ship in the Six Day War as worn out in 1968 and was cancelled to keep Tanin in commission, and Tanin herself was awaiting disposal in 1972. Used for training.