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Hai Shih-class [GUPPY] Submarine

The 2 GUPPY-class submarines in Taiwanese service are reportedly in very poor condition. When refurbished in the early 1960s, the boats could dive to 415 feet, though by the late 1990s they were lucky to reach 200 feet. The boats are noisy and Taiwan is experiencing difficulty in obtaining spare parts. Neither is equipped with torpedoes, since Taiwan's Navy uses them exclusively for training. During naval exercises, the submarines are used to simulate PRC subs, allowing surface ships to practice anti-submarine warfare techniques.



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