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World-Wide Conventional Submarines - 1997

Country Number Class In Service Remarks
Albania 2 Russian WHISKEY 1960-61 Obsolete
Algeria 2 Russian KILO 1987-88 .
Argentina 2+2 German TR 1700 1984 2 more building
2 German 209 1974 Modernized
Australia 1 +5 COLLINS 1996 5 more building
3 OBERON 1967-78 3 others paid off for scrap
Brazil 3 +1+2 TUPI (German 209-1400) 1989-96 3 building- one of which will be an improved version
3 HUMAITA (OBERON) 1973-77 Partially modernized
Bulgaria 3 Russian ROMEO 1972-86 Obsolete
Canada 3 OBERON 1965-68 Modernized
1 OBERON 1989 ex-Olympus - harbour training ship, non-operational, rendered incapable of diving
Chile 2 THOMSON (German 209-1300) 1984 Modernized
2 OBERON 1976 Modernized
China 1 Russian GOLF . Missile Trials platform
1 +3 SONG 1994- MING Replacement
2 +2+6 Russian KILO 1995- .
13 MING 1971-96 .
66 Russian ROMEO W 1962-84 Obsolete - 27 in Reserve
Colombia 2 Type 209-1200 1975 Modernised 1990-91
2 Midget Submarines 1972 Enlarged in early 1980s - carry 8 attack swimmers
Cuba 3 Russian FOXTROT 1979-84 Obsolete
Denmark 2 NARHVALEN 1970 Modernised 1990/3, new sonar and (Based on German 205) optronics mast
3 Ex-Norwegian KOBBEN 1986-89 Lengthened and modernized
Ecuador 2 German Type 209-1300 1977-78 Modernised
Egypt 6 Chinese built ROMEO 1982-84 Being modernised with new sonar, FCS and weapons
France 4 AGOSTA 1977-78 Modernised
3 DAPHNE 1964-70 Modernized - all due to retire by 2002
Germany 18 Type 206/206A 1973-75 12 modernised with new sonar, AIO and periscopes to 206A standard. Remaining 6 will not be modernised but will be replaced by new Type 212
2 Type 205 1966-69 Obsolete. To be replaced by Type 212
Greece 4 German Type 209-1200 1979-80 Being modernised
4 German Type 209-1100 1971-72 Being modernised
India 8 Russian KILO 1986-91 .
4 German Type 209-1500 1986-94 .
6 Russian FOXTROT 1970-74 Considered obsolete
Indonesia 2 German Type 209-1300 1981 Partially modernized
Iran 3 Russian KILO 1992-97 .
3 +? Midget Submarines 1988- As many as 9 reported -some of N. Korean/Croatian origin
Israel 3 UK Type 540 1977 Vickers design - Modernised
Italy 4 Improved SAURO 1988-95 .
4 SAURO 1980-82 .
Japan 7+3 HARUSHIO 1990-97 3 Improved version under construction
10 YUUSHIO 1980-89 .
1 UZUSHIO 1978 Training submarine
Korea-North 22 ROMEO 1973-75 Obsolescent
16 +4 SANG-O 1991- 300 ton submarine based on Yugoslav design
48 YUGO 1960s- Yugoslav design
Korea-South 4 + 5 CHANG BOGO (German Type 209/1200) 1993- Ongoing program
Libya 4 Russian FOXTROT 1976-83 Assessed as non-operational
Netherlands 4 WALRUS 1992-94 .
Norway 6 ULA German Type 210 1989-92 .
6 KOBBEN German Type 207 1964-67 Modernised 1988-92
Pakistan 2 +3 French AGOSTA 1979-80 Three new boats building
4 French DAPHNE 1969-70 .
Peru 6 German Type 209-1200 1975-83 Modernised with new fire control late 1980s
2 Modified US MACKEREL 1954 Modernized but used as training boats
Poland 1 Russian KILO 1986 .
2 Russian FOXTROT 1987-88 .
Portugal 3 French DAPHNE 1967-69 .
Romania 1 Russian KILO 1986 .
Russia 24 KILO 1980-93 Construction continuing for export only
16 TANGO 1972-82 Obsolescent
6 FOXTROT 1958-71 Obsolescent - used for training in the Baltic
2 PYRANJA 1988-91 250 ton boats used primarily to carry swimmers
South Africa 3 French DAPHNE 1970-77 Modernised 1988 onwards to extend life to 2005. New machinery to be installed starting 1996
Spain 4 French AGOSTA 1982-86 .
4 French DAPHNE 1973-75 To be replaced by new design
Sweden 1 +2 GOTLAND 1996- Air Independent Propulsion
4 VASTERGOTLAND 1987-90 .
3 NACKEN 1980-88 Modernised. One fitted with closed cycle diesel
3 SJOORMEN 1968-69 .
Syria 1 ROMEO 1986 .
Taiwan 2 HAI LUNG (Dutch ZWAARDVIS) 1987-88 .
2 US Guppy II 1973 WW II vintage used for training
Turkey 2 +2 PREVEZE German 209-1400 1994- Second pair in construction
6 German Type 209-1200 1975-89 .
2 US TANG 1980-83 Transferred on loan and subsequently purchased
5 US GUPPY IIA/III 1970-73 WW II Vintage
UK 4 UPHOLDER . Up for disposal - not on active list
Venezuela 2 German Type 209-1300 1976-77 Modernised 1992-93 with new AIO
Yugoslavia 2 SAVA 1978-82 900 ton coastal submarine
3 HEROJ 1968-70 700 ton coastal submarine-basis for N. Korean designs




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