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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

SUBMARINES

SJÖLEJONET submarines (1938-1942)

Sjölejonet 1940

Sjölejonet 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sjölejonet Sle Kockums, Malmö 1935 25/7/1936 9/1938 stricken 5/1959
Sjöbjörnen Sbj Kockums, Malmö 1936 15/1/1937 3/1939 stricken 11/1964
Sjöhunden Shu Kockums, Malmö 1937 26/11/1938 12/1939 stricken 7/1960
Svärdfisken Sf Kockums, Malmö 1939 18/5/1940 4/1941 stricken 5/1959
Tumlaren Tu Kockums, Malmö 1940 8/9/1940 7/1941 stricken 1/1964
Dykaren Dy Kockums, Malmö 1940 17/12/1940 10/1941 stricken 12/1959
Sjöhästen Shä Kockums, Malmö 1940 19/10/1940 7/1941 stricken 4/1963
Sjöormen Sor Kockums, Malmö 1940 5/4/1941 12/1941 stricken 1/1964
Sjöborren Sbo Kockums, Malmö 1941 14/6/1941 5/1942 stricken 6/1959

 

Displacement standard, t

580

Displacement normal, t

/ 760

Length, m

64.2

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

3.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MAN diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

2100 / 1000

Max speed, kn

16.2 / 10

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/40 K/43 M36, 6 - 533 TT (3 bow, 1 stern, 1 x 2 trainable, 10)

Complement

38

Diving depth operational, m 60?

Ship project history: First Swedish submarines of completely national design (at creation of several previous classes technical help of German Weser design bureau was used). At the same time in design of Sjölejonet class two constructive decisions were available which occurrence is possible to explain only by foreign influence. Former was stern trained power-driven twin TT: such devices were widely applied in the French navy in 1930th; latter were 40mm AA MGs on disappeared mountings for decrease of resistance in special tight trunks. This construction almost in accuracy repeated applied on Dutch submarines of О12 class.

Modernizations: 1950s, all: - 2 x 1 - 40/40, 1 x 2 - 533 TT; CT was streamlined

Naval service: Svärdfisken 18/1/1942 was badly damaged at collision with battleship Sverige and returned to service after repair only in 1949. Sjöborren was sunk as a result of collision 4/9/1942 but soon been salvaged and commissioned again after repair.

Sjölejonet 1945

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