Traveling under the surface to search, track, and / or engage or reconnoiter areas.
Activities conducted near shorelines in support of allied activities.
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.
Diesel-electric arrangement developing 5,430 horsepower to 1 x Shaft astern.
(11,505 miles | 18,516 km)
1 knot = 1.15 mph; 1 nm = 1.15 mile; 1 nm = 1.85 km
4 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes in the bow (Mk.48 / NT.37 torpedo families supported); 20 x Reloads carried.