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PNS Ghazi


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


Pakistan | 1964



"PNS Ghazi was the ex-USS Diablo U.S. Navy attack submarine for the Pakistani Navy - she was lost on December 4th, 1971 with all hands aboard."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/18/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for PNS Ghazi.
4 x Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8 10-cylinder diesel engiens with electrical generators developing 5,400 horsepower; 2 x 126-cell Sargo battery packs; 2 x Elliott direct-drive electric motors developing 2,740 horsepower; 2 x Shafts..
Propulsion
20.3 kts
23.3 mph
Surface Speed
8.8 kts
10.1 mph
Submerged Speed
11,297 nm
13,000 miles | 20,921 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of PNS Ghazi.
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Personnel
Complement
311.7 ft
95.01 meters
O/A Length
27.3 ft
8.32 meters
Beam
17.0 ft
5.18 meters
Draught
1,600
tons
Displacement
2,455
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of PNS Ghazi.
10 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes (six bow-facing, four aft-facing).
1 x 5" (127mm) /25 caliber deck gun.
2 x 7.62mm machine guns.

Capability to lay naval mines added later in service.
Ships-in-Class (1)
Notable series variants as part of the PNS Ghazi family line as relating to the Tench-class group.
PNS Ghazi
Operators
Global operator(s) of the PNS Ghazi. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of Pakistan

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Image of the PNS Ghazi
Image from the Public Domain; USS Diablo SS-479 pictured.

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.
Going Further...
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