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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

SUBMARINES

DELFÍN submarines (1973-1975)

Delfín 1980

Marsopa 1990

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Delfín S61 Bazán, Cartagena 13/8/1968 25/3/1972 3/5/1973 stricken 7/2003
Tonina S62 Bazán, Cartagena 2/3/1970 3/10/1972 10/7/1973 stricken 9/2005
Marsopa S63 Bazán, Cartagena 19/3/1971 15/3/1974 12/4/1975 stricken 4/2006
Narval S64 Bazán, Cartagena 24/4/1972 14/12/1974 22/11/1975 stricken 4/2003

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

869 / 1069

Length, m

57.8

Breadth, m

6.80

Draught, m

5.25

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 SEMT-Pielstick PA1 diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

1300 / 1600

Max speed, kn

13.2 / 15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 4300(7.5) /

Armament

12 - 550 TT (8 bow, 4 stern, 12)

Sensors DRUA-31 radar, DUUA-1D, DSUV-22 sonars, ARUR-10B ECM suite
Complement 47
Diving depth operational, m 300

   

Ship project history: Two ordered in December 1966, and a second pair in March 1970, and a fifth was originally envisaged. Bulk with extensive French assistance, under Agreement of Jury 1966.

Modernizations: 1983-1988, all: - 12 - 50 TT, DRUA-31 radar, DUUA-1D sonar; + 12 - 533 TT (8 bow, 4 stern, 12), DRUA-33 radar, DUUA-2A sonar

1990-1991, all: - ARUR-10B ECM suite; + Manta-E ECM suite

1993, Marsopa: + DSUV-62C towed sonar array

Naval service: No significant events.

Tonina 1975

Tonina 1999

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