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ORP Wilk Foxtrot-class submarines

Russian Project 641 diesel/electric boat, Nato code name Foxtrot, were considered to be the largest practical size for Baltic operations. By 2001 two Polish Foxtrot-class submarines, ORP Dzik (Boar) and ORP Wilk (Wolf), were due to retire by 2003. The navy was seeking to acquire two smaller used submarines to maintain training and capabilities until around 2010. It then expected to be able to buy two or three modern submarines - of the German Type 212 family or the planned Nordic Viking submarine. The navy received used submarine proposals from France (Agosta-class submarines), Germany (Type 206A submarines) and Norway (Kobben-class submarines). A final selection must be made by early 2003 at the latest to maintain continuity within the submarine branch. This did not happen.

  • Displacement: 2,475 tons submerged
  • Dimensions: 91.3 x 7.5 x 6 meters/299.5 x 24.6 x 19.7 feet
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 3 diesels, 3 shafts, 5,400 hp, 15 knots
  • Crew: 75
  • Sonar: Arktika passive, Tuloma MF active
  • Armament: 10 21 inch torpedo tubes (6 bow, 4 stern; 22 torpedoes or 32 mines)
  • Builders: Sudomekh, Leningrad, USSR.



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