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PORTUGUESE NAVY (PORTUGAL)

SUBMARINES

ALBACORA submarines (1967-1969)

Albacora 1970

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Albacora S163   A C Dubigeon, Nantes, France 6/9/1965 15/10/1966 1/10/1967 stricken 7/2000
Barracuda S164   A C Dubigeon, Nantes, France 19/10/1965 24/4/1967 4/5/1968 stricken 2010
Cachalote S165   A C Dubigeon, Nantes, France 27/10/1966 16/2/1968 25/1/1969 to Pakistan 12/1975 (غازی <Ghazi>)
Delfim S166   A C Dubigeon, Nantes, France 12/5/1967 23/9/1968 1/10/1969 stricken 12/2005
  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

869 / 1043

Length, m

57.8

Breadth, m

6.80

Draught, m

5.25

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 SEMT-Pielstick diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

1300 / 1600

Max speed, kn

13.5 / 16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 4500(5) /

Armament

12 - 550 TT (8 bow, 4 stern)

Sensors DRUA-1 radar, DUUA-1, DSUV-1 sonars
Complement 50
Diving depth operational, m 300

Ship project history: French Daphne class submarines, ordered in 1964 by slightly modified design to suit Portuguese requirements.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Albacora 1979

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