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PNS Hashmat (S135)


Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine


Pakistan | 1979



"The UN embargo against South Africa meant that two Agosta-70-class attack boats were sold off to Pakistan instead."



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Two Agosta-class diesel-electric, ocean-going attack submarines were originally built in France and intended for export to South Africa (to operate as "Astrant" and "Adventurous"). However, the UN embargo on the African nation meant that these two boats were no longer allowed to be sold to, and delivered, to the prospective customer. In 1977, these two examples were then sold off to the Pakistan Navy under the Agosta-70-class name and taken on in 1979. They were PNS Hashmat (S135) and PNS Hurmat (S136).

The Agosta-70 boat fleet was eventually strengthened by the arrival of three boats based in the improved Agosta-90B-class design.

PNS Hashmat (S135) was the lead ship of the two strong Agosta-70 boats received by the Pakistan Navy. Her sister became PNS Hurmat (S136) in service. Today, both are active vessels in the service and operate alongside the three Agosta-90B-class boats lead by PNS Khalid (detailed elsewhere on this site).

The Agosta-70-class boats are in the 1940 ton displacement range and have conventional propulsion schemes and traditional submarine design arrangements. The crew complement is about 45, owing much to the relatively compact dimensions of the class. The sail is fitted well-forward of midships and a cruciform plane arrangement is seen at the stern. Dive planes are installed along the bow. Internally, the usual sonar, radar and electronic warfare fits are had. Armament is 4 x 533mm torpedo tubes facing the bow with support for launching the American-made Harpoon anti-ship missile being had. A naval dispensing quality is also built into the boat.

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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 PNS Hashmat (S135).
1 x Diesel-electric propulsion configuration driving 1 x Shaft under stern.
Propulsion
12.0 kts
13.8 mph
Surface Speed
20.0 kts
23.0 mph
Submerged Speed
7,386 nm
8,500 miles | 13,679 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of PNS Hashmat (S135).
41
Personnel
Complement
249.3 ft
75.99 meters
O/A Length
19.7 ft
6.00 meters
Beam
1,525
tons
Displacement
2,085
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of PNS Hashmat (S135).
4 x 533mm (21") torpedo tubes (bow-facing).

Support for SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles.
Ships-in-Class (2)
Notable series variants as part of the PNS Hashmat (S135) family line as relating to the Hashmat-class (Agosta-70-class) group.
PNS Hashmat (S135); PNS Hurmat (S136)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the PNS Hashmat (S135). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of Pakistan

[ Pakistan ]
Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
CLOSE-TO-SHORE
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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