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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: Type 2400 and Upholder
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: Victoria
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 4
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Description: The Victoria-class submarines, formerly known as Upholder-class, were transferred to Canada from the Royal Navy. These submarines replaced the 3 Oberon-class ships owned by Canada. The first ship achieved initial operational capability with the Canadian Navy in 1998.

The Victoria-class submarines feature 6 533mm torpedo tubes with up to 18 Mk 48 torpedoes. These ships are able to engage submarines and surface ships and have been designed to be hard to detect improving survivability over preceding submarines.

On October 5, 2005, a fire broke out aboard HMCS Chicoutimi (ex-Upholder) submarine when she was on passage from Faslane to Canada about 60 miles off the northwest coast of Ireland. Three sailors were injured and one of them died next morning.

In late February 2005, Northrop-Grumman announced that it was awarded a $9.7 million contract from the Canadian government to supply advanced ship's inertial navigation systems (SINS) for Victoria-class conventionally-powered submarines. Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine committed to supply its MK49 ring laser gyro (RLG) systems and new-generation navigation distribution systems for the four submarines. Installation was expected to occur during 2005 and 2006. MK 49 provides highly accurate position, attitude, velocity and heading inputs to ships' navigation and fire-control systems.

Victoria Specifications

Crew: 48
Number of Weapons: 18
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Beam: 7.60 meter (24.9 foot)
Draft: 5.50 meter (18.0 foot)
Length: 70 meter (231 foot)
Max Operating Depth: 200 meter
Power: 5,400 shp (4.03 MW)
Top Speed Submerged: 10.3 mps (20.0 knot)
Mission Endurance: 56 day
Displacement Submerged: 2,400 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 2,185 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Victoria News

There are 2 news between
23 Mar 2011 and 24 Sep 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014FMS: Canada Seeks 12 MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology Torpedo Kits
Wednesday, March 23, 2011FMS: Canada Seeks 36 MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) Torpedo Conversion Kits

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 82
Defensive Weapons
Mark 48 ADCAPx18
Mk-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT)x18
Sensor Systems
Sonar 2046

Victoria Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
SS876 HMCS Victoria-1998-
SS877 HMCS Windsor-2000-
SS878 HMCS Corner Brook-2000-
SS879 HMCS Chicoutini-2000-

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