Type 209 submarine

The Type 209 is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine developed exclusively for export by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft of Germany. The original variant (Type 209/1100) was designed in the late 1960s. The class is exclusively designed for export market. Despite not being operated by the German Navy, five variants of the class (209/1100, 209/1200, 209/1300, 209/1400 and 209/1500) have been successfully exported to 13 countries, with 61 submarines being built and commissioned between 1971 and 2008.

S41 (861), a Type 209/1400mod submarine of the Egyptian Navy, during sea trials.
Class overview
Builders
OperatorsSee below
Preceded byType 206
Succeeded byType 214
Subclasses
Built
  • 1971–present (Germany)
  • 1993–present (South Korea/Indonesia)
In commission1971–present
Planned64
On order6
Completed61
Cancelled3
Active58
Laid up2
Lost1
General characteristics
TypeType 209/1500 submarine
Displacement1,810 t (1,780 long tons) submerged
Length64.4 m (211 ft 3 in)
Beam6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
Draft6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)
PropulsionDiesel-electric, 4 diesels, 1 shaft, 4,500 kW (6,100 shp)
Speed
  • 11.5 kn (21.3 kilometres per hour; 13.2 miles per hour) surfaced
  • 22.5 kn (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph) submerged
Range
  • 11,000 nmi (20,000 km; 13,000 mi) at 19 km/h (10 kn) surfaced
  • 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 19 km/h (10 kn) snorkeling
  • 400 nmi (740 km; 460 mi) at 7 km/h (4 kn) submerged
Endurance50 days[2]
Test depth500 m (1,600 ft)
Complement36
Armament