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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

SUBMARINES

DRAKEN submarines (1961-1962)

Draken 1975

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Draken Dra Kockums, Malmö 1957 1/4/1960 4/4/1962 stricken 7/1981
Gripen Gri Örlogsvarv Karlskrona 1958 31/5/1960 28/4/1962 stricken 7/1981
Vargen Vgn Kockums, Malmö 1958 20/5/1960 15/11/1961 stricken 1989
Delfinen Del Örlogsvarv Karlskrona 1958 7/3/1961 7/6/1962 stricken 1989
Nordkaperen Nor Kockums, Malmö 1959 8/3/1961 4/4/1962 stricken 1988
Springaren Spr Kockums, Malmö 1960 31/8/1961 7/11/1962 stricken 10/1987

Displacement standard, t

770

Displacement normal, t

835 / 950

Length, m

67.5 wl 69.3 oa

Breadth, m

5.10

Draught, m

5.30

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 Pielstick diesel-generators / ASEA electric motors

Power, h. p.

1600 / 2280

Max speed, kn

17 / 22

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

4 - 533 TT (bow, 12), mines

Sensors sonar

Complement

36

Diving depth operational, m 150

Ship project history: First three were voted in 1956; last three in 1957. The class were an improved Hajen type with only one, larger 5-blade propeller, giving reduced noise and higher speed.

Modernizations: 1970, Delfinen, Nordkaperen, Springaren; 1971, Draken, Gripen, Vargen: + PS819 radar

Naval service: No significant events.

Delfinen 1976

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