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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Total Production: 64
Unitary Cost: USD$293 million
Also Known As: 209-110, 209-1200, 209-1300, 209-1400, 209-1400mod, 209-1500, Cakra, Chang Bogo, Glavkos, Gur, Islay, Jang Bogo, KSS-1, Manthatisi, Pijao, Sabalo, Salta, Shishumar, Shyri, Thomson, Tupi and Type 209
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH, MAN Ferrostaal and Nordseewerke GmbH
Parent System: U209
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Total Production: 66
Family Members: Class 209 PN
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Description: Type 209, also known as 209 class or U209, is a diesel-electric powered attack submarine family derived from 205/206 class designed for the German Navy. U209s were targeted at the export market. Class 209 features eight torpedo tubes, full displacement from 1,100 to 1,700 tons, modular design and state-of-the-art equipment. Overall, Class 209 submarines are well suited for the littoral and open ocean environment.

To date, 60 U209 boats have been sold to 14 international Navies. Due to this, Class 209 is the benchmark in modern submarine shipbuilding. The First ship was ordered by the Greek Navy with its construction starting in 1967 and commissioning in 1971. The last U209 submarine would be commissioned by the Portuguese Navy by 2010.

U209 Applications

Fighting Ships Chang Bogo Dolphin

U209 Specifications

Crew: 30
Number of Weapons: 16
Torpedo Tubes: 8
Length: 70 meter (230 foot)
Power: 2,400 shp (1.79 MW)
Top Speed Submerged: 23 knot (11.8 mps)
Displacement Submerged: 1,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

U209 News

There are 13 news between
15 Jun 2004 and 19 Apr 2017
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017U209 Type 1400 Submarine Commissioned by the Egyptian Navy
Saturday, May 14, 2016FMS: Egypt Requests 20 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles
Tuesday, July 1, 2014FMS: India Wants 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Missiles
Tuesday, October 23, 2012South Korea Orders its 100th Sigma 40 Navigation System
Wednesday, December 7, 2011Lockheed Martin Submarine Combat System Succesfully Tested in Brazilian Navy Sea Trials
Wednesday, September 21, 2011Sagem to Modernize Navigation System on Republic of Korea Navy KSS-1 Submarines
Wednesday, January 14, 2009Colombian Navy to Modernize its Two Class 209 Submarines
Tuesday, March 11, 2008Thales to Provide S-Cube Sonar suite to Ecuadorian 209-Class Submarines
Friday, February 22, 2008Ecuadorian Navy to Modernize its Two Type 209 Submarines
Thursday, January 31, 2008South African Navy Takes Delivery of Third U209 Class Submarine

Operators & Related Equipment

Jan 20185
Two boats Type 1400 ordered in 2011 and two additional ships ordered in 2014
Apr 20171

Grand Total 6414
Defensive Weapons
White Shark
Offensive Weapons
UGM-84D Sub-Harpoon

U209 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
S30 Tupi-1989-
S31 Tamoio-1994-
S32 Timbira-1997-
S33 Tapajo-1999-
S34 Tikuna-2005-
S20 Thomson-1984-
S21 Simpson-1984-
S28 Pijao-1975-
S29 Tayrona-1975-
S101 Shyri-1977-
S102 Huancavilca-1978-
S41 Glory to EgyptDec 2016Apr 2017-
S42 -9 Aug 2017-
S43 3 May 20192020-
S44 -2021-
S110 Glavkos-1971-
S111 Nereus-1972-
S112 Triton-1972-
S113 Proteus-1972-
S116 Poseidon-1979-
S117 Amfrititi-1979-
S118 Okeanos-1979-
S119 Pontos-1980-
S44 Shishumar-1986-
S45 Shankush-1986-
S46 Shalki-1992-
S47 Shankul-1994-
Jang Bogo-1993-
Lee Chun-1994-
Choi Museon-1996-
Park Wi-1996-
Lee Jongmu-1996-
Jeong Un-1998-
Lee Sunsin-2000-
Na Daeyong-2000-
Lee Eokgi-2001-
SS 31 Angamos31 Aug 197919 Dec 1980-
SS 32 Antofagasta-1980-
SS 33 Pisagua-1982-
SS 34 Chipana-1983-
SS 35 Islay12 Oct 197323 Aug 1974-
SS 36 Arica-21 Jan 1975-
S101 SAS Manthatisi-3 Nov 2005-
S102 SAS Charlotte Maxeke-Nov 2006-
S103 SAS Queen Modjadji-30 Jan 2008-
S347 Atilay-1975-
S348 Saldiray-1975-
S349 Batiray-1978-
S350 Yildiray-1981-
S351 Doganay-1985-
S352 Dolunay-1989-
S353 Preveze-1994-
S354 Sakarya-1996-
S355 18 Mart-1998-
S356 Anafartlar-1999-
S357 Gur-2003-
S358 Canakkale---
S359 ---
S360 ---

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