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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

SUBMARINES

SALTA submarines (1974)

Salta 1990

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Salta S31 29 Howaldtswerke, Kiel, West Germany // AFNE, Rio Santiago 30/4/1970 9/11/1972 7/3/1974 in service (2018)
San Luis S32 30 Howaldtswerke, Kiel, West Germany // AFNE, Rio Santiago 1/10/1970 3/4/1973 24/5/1974 stricken 4/1997

 

Displacement standard, t

1000

Displacement normal, t

1140 / 1248

Length, m

55.9

Breadth, m

6.30

Draught, m

5.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

4 MTU 12V493 TY60 diesel-generators, 1 Siemens electric motor

Power, h. p.

2400 / 4500

Max speed, kts

11.5 / 22

Fuel, t

diesel oil 63

Endurance, nm (kts)

6000(8) / 400(4)

Armament

8 - 533 TT (bow, 14)

Sensors

Calypso radar, CSU-3 sonar suite (AN526, AN5039, AN5041 sonars), DUUX-2CN, DUUG-1D sonars, DR-2000U ECM suite, M8 CCS

Complement

31

Diving depth operational, m

250

   

Ship project history: These two units were built in sections in West Germany and assembled in Argentina. Sato in refit from late 1980s and in 1991 San Luis also had begun refit at Domecq Garcia Shipyard. Progress is very slow due to lack of funds. Both ships may be sold and modernisation competed for new owner. SST-4 torpedoes.

Modernizations: 1966, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero: fin was modernized.

 

Naval service: Salta was was reported to be for sale in 1986 but entered shipyard in 1988 for new engines and a new electronics, she was relaunched in 1994 and recommissioned in March 1995. San Luis never entered refit and was stricken in 1997.

Salta 1973

Salta 2002

Ivan Gogin, 2017-18