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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

SUBMARINES

VÄSTERGÖTLAND submarines (1987-1990)

Västergötland 1990

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Västergötland Vgd Kockums, Malmö + Karlskronavarvet, Karlskrona 10/1/1983 17/9/1986 27/11/1987 stricken 12/2005
Hälsingland Hgd Kockums, Malmö + Karlskronavarvet, Karlskrona 1/1/1984 31/8/1987 20/10/1988 stricken 12/2005
Södermanland Söd Kockums, Malmö + Karlskronavarvet, Karlskrona 2/2/1985 12/4/1988 21/4/1989 in service (2018)
Östergötland Ögd Kockums, Malmö + Karlskronavarvet, Karlskrona 15/10/1985 9/12/1988 10/1/1990 in service (2018)

Displacement standard, t

990

Displacement normal, t

1070 / 1143

Length, m

48.5

Breadth, m

6.06

Draught, m

5.60

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 Hedemora V12A/15-Ub diesel-generators, 1 ASEA electric motor

Power, h. p.

2160 / 1800

Max speed, kn

11 / 20

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

6 - 533 TT (bow, 12 Tp 61B or Tp 613 or Tp 62), 3 - 400 TT (bow, 6 Tp 422 or Tp 45), 22 mines

Sensors Terma radar, CSU-83 sonar suite (DBQS-21, FAS-3-1, towed array), AR-700-S5 ECM suite, SESUB 900A CCS

Complement

20

Diving depth operational, m 300

Ship project history: Type A 17 attack submarines. Replacements for Draken class. Designed by Kockums, Malmo, and ordered in 1981, with Kockums building the mid-section of the hulls and Karlskronavarvet building the bows and sterns. All TT are bow-mounted, with the six 533mm tubes above the three 400mm tubes. Can carry up to 22 mines in externally-mounted containers. Plans to equip these boats with four SSM vertical launch rubes in the sail have been abandoned. Anechoic hull coating.

Modernizations: 7/2004, Södermanland; 1/2005, Östergötland: modernized with Stirling AIP system (1500/1600t, 60.5x6.10x5.60m,  additionally to main machinery 2 Stirling Mk 3 AIP generators, 200hp, endurance submerged can be 19 days, complement 28); - AR-700-S5 ECM suite; + Subac sonar, CS-3701 ECM suite

2009, Södermanland; 2010, Östergötland: - SESUB 900A CCS; + SESUB 960A CCS

Naval service: No significant events.

Östergötland 2001

Södermanland 2006

© Ivan Gogin, 2018