Dolphin 1 Class (Type 800)

Operator: Israel
Status: In Service
Number: 3
Names: INS Dolphin Commissioned in 1999
INS Leviathan Commissioned in 2000
INS Tekuma Commissioned in 2000
Cost: First three: $320 million per submarine.
General Specs
Country of origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) (Kiel, Germany)
Introduced: 1999
Surface Displacement: 1,565 tons
Submerged Displacement: 1,720 tons
Propulsion: MTU V-16 369 SE84 Electric-Diesel
Dive Speed: 20 knots
Length: 56.4 m (185 ft)
Beam: 6.75 m (pressure hull diameter)
Height: 12.7 m (41.7 ft)
Draft: 6.2 m (20.5ft)
Dive Depth 350 m (1148.3 ft)
Hull Material: Pressure Hull
Range: 2,700 miles (4345.2 km)
Crew: 35
Armament: 10 x bow torpedo tubes (4 x have 650mm diameter that could provide the capability to launch swimmer delivery vehicles; with liners, these tubes can be used for torpedoes. The 4 tubes can also be used to launch long-range nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM). 6x tubes are 533mm diameter to launch DM2A3 torpedoes.)
Missiles Popeye Turbo cruise missile (conventional or nuclear warheads)
UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile
Torpedoes DM2A3 torpedo
DM2A4 torpedo
Mines Can be armed with mines
Sonar/Sensors: Elta surpface search radar operating at I band.
Sonar suite includes CSU 90 hull-mounted passive and active search and attack radar.
PRS-3 passive ranging sonar
Weapon control system: ISUS 90-1 TCS provides automatic sensor management, fire and weapon control, navigation and operation.
Countermeasures/ Defenses: 4CH(V)2 Timnex electronic support measures system.
Combat history: Reportedly used to target a contingent of 50 Russian made Yakhont P-800 anti-ship missiles in Syria on July 5, 2013.
Notes: Smaller than the newer Dolphin 2 class.


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