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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

SUBMARINES

U1 submarines (1942-1945)

U5 1954

Abborren 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U1 U1 Kockums, Malmö 1940 14/6/1941 5/1942 stricken 7/1960
U2 U2 Örlogsvarvet Karlskrona 1940 16/5/1942 3/1943 stricken 12/1961
U3 U3 Örlogsvarvet Karlskrona 1940 11/6/1942 11/1943 stricken 11/1964
U4, 1964- Forellen U4, 1964- For Kockums, Malmö 1943 5/6/1943 4/1944 stricken 7/1970
U5, 1964- Abborren U5, 1964- Abb Kockums, Malmö 1943 8/7/1943 6/1944 stricken 7/1976
U6, 1964- Siken U6, 1964- Sik Kockums, Malmö 1943 18/8/1943 7/1944 stricken 7/1974
U7, 1964- Gäddan U7, 1964- Gäd Kockums, Malmö 1943 25/11/1943 9/1944 stricken 7/1973
U8, 1964- Laxen U8, 1964- La, Lax Örlogsvarvet Karlskrona 1943 25/4/1944 10/1944 stricken 7/1976
U9, 1964- Makrillen U9, 1964- Ma, Mak Örlogsvarvet Karlskrona 1943 23/5/1944 11/1944 stricken 7/1976

 

Displacement standard, t

367

Displacement normal, t

/ 450

Length, m

49.6

Breadth, m

4.70

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

1 MAN diesel-generator / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

1350 /

Max speed, kn

13.8 / 7.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/63 K/66 M40, 4 - 533 TT (3 bow, 1 stern, 8)

Complement

23

Diving depth operational, m 60?

Ship project history: Submarines of smaller, in comparison with the predecessors, displacement. The decision on their building is accepted right after the Second World War beginnings. First of all they were intended for coast defence in case of landing of one of belligerent parties. Their construction was whenever possible simplified for acceleration and reduction in price of building. Unique Swedish single-hulled submarines (others were double-hulled). The so-called "American" machinery scheme became other difference of these submarines: diesel worked on the generator which, in turn, charged battery or gave a current on two main electric motors.

Modernizations: 1950s, all: - 1 x 1 - 20/66, 1 - 533 TT (stern); CT was streamlined (submerged speed increased to 9kts), displacement became 430/460t; 2 MAN diesel-generators/ 2 electric motors, 1500/750hp, 14/9kts.

Naval service: no significant events.

U4 1944

Laxen 1972

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