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HSwMS Södermanland behind HSwMS Belos
Ships and Harbours
No: 21924   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Kockums Mekaniska V. Malmo, Sweden   Country: Sweden
HSwMS Södermanland behind HSwMS Belos

Submarine photographed moored in Gothenburg on 13 April 2013. Built by Kockums and originally launched on 12 April 1988, 25 years and one day ago!
The occasion for the visit was the anniversary of the loss of the Swedish submarine "Ulven" on 15 April 1943. She had hit a mine, sank immediately and all 33 on board died either instantly or soon after. She was found on May 5 at 52 metres depth and recovered on 1 August,
HSwMS Södermanland was extensively refitted in 2003, now displacing 1,500 tons suibmerged, length 60.5 m, Beam 6.1 m, Draught 5.6 m. Powered by 2 x Hedemora diesel-electric engines and 2 x Kockums V4 275R Sterling AIP units. Submerged speed 20 knots.
Complement 18 officers, 6 conscripts.
6 x 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes, 3 x 400 mm (15.7 in) torpedo tubes.

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