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CNS Type 039 (Song)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


China | 1999



"The Type 039 Song-class submarine of the Chinese Navy became the first indigenous Chinese attack submarine in service during 1999."



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When introduced for active service in June of 1999 with the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Type 039 submarine became the first such vessel to be completely designed, developed and manufactured in China. The all-modern boat is a conventionally-powered diesel-electric submarine capable of undertaking traditional attack or deterrent missions as needed. It forms part of the 13-strong "Song-class" of underwater fighting boats for the Chinese navy.

As completed, the vessel displaces at 2,250 tons when submerged. Its length is 75 meters with a beam reaching 8.4 meters and a draught down to 5.3 meters. Its diesel-electric propulsion arrangement drives a single shaft as the vessel hits speed of 22 knots when submerged down to depths of 300 meters. The typical crew complement is 60 officers and sailors divided into watches. Armament is centered around six torpedo tubes and the boat can carry up to 18 total reloads. Its tubes can also support the launching of anti-ship missiles for engaging targets inland. This armament can be replaced by 36 naval mines for when the vessel is called to mine areas and vital waterways against hostile intruders.

Sensors and processing systems include a Thomson-CSF TSM-2233 sonar system, the TSM-2255 low-frequency sonar system, and the passive ranging sonar H/SQG-04 sonar suite.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for CNS Type 039 (Song).
1 x Diesel-electric engine powering 1 x shaft.
Propulsion
22.0 kts
25.3 mph
Surface Speed
12.0 kts
13.8 mph
Submerged Speed
4,345 nm
5,000 miles | 8,047 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of CNS Type 039 (Song).
60
Personnel
Complement
246.0 ft
74.98 meters
O/A Length
25.0 ft
7.62 meters
Beam
18.0 ft
5.49 meters
Draught
1,700
tons
Displacement
3,500
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of CNS Type 039 (Song).
6 x Bow torpedo tube launchers for 18 x torpedoes OR 18 x YJ801Q anti-ship missiles.
36 x Naval Mines in place of torpedoes
Ships-in-Class (13)
Notable series variants as part of the CNS Type 039 (Song) family line as relating to the Song-class group.
Not Available.
Operators
Global operator(s) of the CNS Type 039 (Song). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of China

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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
SUBMERGED ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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