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Encyclopedia > Walrus class submarine
Walrus class attack submarine
The Dutch submarine Zeeleeuw of the Walrus class photographed at SAIL Amsterdam 2005.
Class Overview
Class Type Attack Submarine
Class Name Walrus
Preceded By Zwaardvis class submarine
Ships of the Class: Walrus, Zeeleeuw, Dolfijn, Bruinvis

The Walrus class submarine is the only submarine class currently in operation in the Royal Netherlands Navy. They have been in use since 1990 and are all named after sea mammals. The Walrus class submarines are unusual in that instead of a cross-shaped assembly of stern diving planes and rudders, they mount four combined rudders and diving planes in an "X" configuration. This tail configuration was first tested in 1960 on the United States Navy's USS Albacore (AGSS-569), but has since been used only by the Walrus class, the Swedish Navy's Södermanland class, the Royal Australian Navy's Collins class and the German 212A class (see: type 212 submarine). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Template:Björn Hamels. ... USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine Alvin in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Walrus Subspecies Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. ... The Zwaardvis class submarine (Swordfish) is a conventional attack submarine that replaced the Dolfijn class submarines in the Royal Netherlands Navy. ... Royal Netherlands Navy Jack The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy ) is the navy of the Netherlands. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Aft of the Soleil Royal, by Jean Bérain the Elder. ... A diving plane is a control surface found on submarines which allow the vessel to pitch its bow up or down to assist in the process of submerging or surfacing the boat, as well as controlling depth when submerged. ... Stern-mounted steering oar of an Egyptian riverboat depicted in the Tomb of Menna (c. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... USN redirects here. ... USS Albacore (AGSS-569), a unique research submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the albacore, a small tuna found in temperate seas throughout the world. ... The Swedish Naval Ensign Coat of arms of the Swedish Navy The Swedish Navy (Swedish: Marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. ... The Swedish Södermanland class of diesel-electric submarines consist of the HMS Södermanland and HMS Östergötland. ... The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... The Collins class submarines are the newest class of Australian submarines, built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy. ... The German Type 212 is an advanced design of non-nuclear U-Boat developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG (HDW) for the German Navy. ...


Ships

HNLMS Walrus (S802) is the first of the four Walrus class diesel-electric submarines. ...

General characteristics

  • Displacement: 2450 t surfaced, 2800 t submerged, 1900 t standard
  • Dimensions: 67.73 x 8.4 x 6.6 m
  • Propulsion: 3 diesels, diesel-electric, 5,430 shp, 1 shaft, 5 blades
  • Speed: 13 knots surfaced, 20 knots submerged
  • Complement: 50 to 55
  • Surface Search Radar: Signaal/Racal ZW 07
  • Sonar Systems: Thomson Sintra TSM 2272 Eledone Octopus, GEC Avionics Type 2026 towed array, Thomson Sintra DUUX 5 passive ranging and intercept
  • Fire Control: HSA SEWACO VIII action data automation, GTHW integrated Harpoon and torpedo FCS
  • Armament: 4 21 inch (533mm) torpedo tubes (20 Honeywell Mk 48 or Honeywell NT 37 torpedoes, mines, SubHarpoon SSM)

Thales Nederland B.V. (formerly Signaal) is a subsidiary of Thales Group involved primarily in naval defence systems (sensors, radars and infrared systems). ... Racal Electronics plc was a British defence electronics firm purchased by Thomson-CSF (now Thales Group) in 2000. ... A Harpoon missile on display at the USS Bowfin museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii The AGM-84 Harpoon is a US all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. ... The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... A fire-control system is a computer, often mechanical, which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target. ... Testing of the Mark 48: The Australian Collins class submarine, HMAS Farncomb, fired a Mark 48 torpedo at the 28-year-old destroyer escort Torrens. ... Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Polish wz. ... A surface-to-surface missile (SSM) is a guided projectile launched from a hand-held, vehicle mounted, trailer mounted or fixed installation or from a ship. ...

References

  • Koninklijke Marine
  • http://www.dutchsubmarines.com

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Walrus class boat at sea (picture from Ministerie van Defensie).
Four Walrus class boats are currently operational in the Royal Dutch Navy: Walrus, Zeeleeuw, Dolfijn and Bruinvis.
The Bruinvis, a Walrus class submarine in Den Helder, The Netherlands, July 1998.
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