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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 6
Also Known As: Type 471
Origin: Australia and Sweden
Corporations: ASC Pty Ltd and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Collins
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 6
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Description: The diesel-electric, long range Type 471 Collins-class submarines were designed to perform defensive and offensive littoral and open sea missions. They feature long endurance, up to 70 days of continuous operations at sea, high maneuverability, and low magnetic, acoustic, and infrared signatures emissions.

The HMAS Collins submarine achieved operational capability in the Royal Australian Navy in 1996. The six Collins-class submarines were designed by the Swedish Kockums shipyards and built in Australia by the Australian Submarine Corporation in Adelaide.

The Collins-class submarines are considered as the largest non-nuclear powered submarines in service today worldwide. They feature 6 533mm torpedo tubes enabled to launch MK 48 torpedoes, sub-Harpoon anti-ship missiles and mines.

In January 2006 Raytheon announced that was installing AN/BYG-1 submarine combat management system into Australian Collins attack submarines. The BYG-1 was intended to provide target motion analysis improvements and the ability to support Mk 48 ADCAP torpedoes.

Collins Specifications

Crew: 42
Number of Engines: 1
Number of Weapons: 22
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Beam: 8 meter (26.2 foot)
Draft: 7 meter (23.0 foot)
Length: 77 meter (253 foot)
Max Range: 18,500 kilometer (9,989 nautical mile)
Power: 5,000 shp (3.73 MW)
Top Speed Submerged: 10.3 mps (20.0 knot)
Mission Endurance: 70 day
Displacement Submerged: 3,350 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 3,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Collins News

There are 7 news between
10 Apr 2003 and 14 Jun 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018Australia to Upgrade Collins Attack Submarine Sonar System
Thursday, October 5, 2017Royal Australian Navy Collins Submarines to Get New Software
Tuesday, November 22, 2016Royal Australian Navy Collins Submarines to Receive Upgraded Sonar Systems
Tuesday, April 26, 2016Royal Australian Navy Selects DCNS to Build 12 Shortfin Barracuda Submarines under Sea 1000 Program
Thursday, November 28, 2013Saab to Upgrade RAN Collins Submarines Control Management Systems
Wednesday, November 14, 2012Thales to Upgrade Royal Australian Navy's Collins Submarines Sonar Systems
Thursday, April 10, 2003Australia Wants to Upgrade Collins' Combat Control System

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 61
Defensive Weapons
Mark 48 ADCAPx22
Mark 48 CBASSx22
Offensive Weapons
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
Sonar 2076x1

Collins Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
SSG 73 HMAS Collins-1996-
SSG 74 HMAS Farncomb-1998-
SSG 75 HMAS Waller-1999-
SSG 76 HMAS Dechaineux-2001-
SSG 77 HMAS Sheehan-2001-
SSG 78 HMAS Rankin-2002-

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