Traveling under the surface to search, track, and / or engage or reconnoiter areas.
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
311.5 feet (94.95 meters) Length
27.2 feet (8.29 meters) Beam
16.9 feet (5.15 meters) Draught
1,526 tons Displacement
2,424 tons Displacement (Submerged)
4 x Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-1.5, 9-cylinder oppose diesel piston engines delivering 5,400 shaft horsepower supplying electrical generators; 2 x 126-cell Sargo batteries; 4 x General Electric high-speed reducation gear motors; 2 x propellers. Propulsion
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