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The Heroine-class submarines are a variant of the Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarine developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) of Germany, currently in service with the South African Navy.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Diesel-Electric Hunter-Killer Submarine
  • Service Period: 2005-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 203 feet 5 inches (62 meters)
    • Beam: 25 feet (7.62 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet 0.4 inch (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,454 tons
  • Crew: 30
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 1 shaft, 6,100 shp
  • Range (Snorkeling): 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 10 knots (18.52 km/h)
  • Range (Submerged): 400 nautical miles (740.8 kilometers) at 4 knots (7.41 km/h)
  • Range (Surfaced): 11,000 nautical miles (20,372 kilometers) at 10 knots (18.52 km/h)
  • Speed (Submerged): 22 knots (40.7km/h)
  • Speed (Surfaced): 10 knots (18.52 km/h)
  • Test Depth: 1,640 feet 5 inches (500 meters)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • STN Atlas CSU-90; hull mounted and flank arrays
    • I-Band Surface Search Radar
    • Zeiss non-hull penetrating optronic mast
    • Atlas Elektronik ISUS 90-45 integrated combat information system
  • Countermeasures:
    • Grintek Avitronics intercept + radar warning receiver
    • Saab S/UME-100 tactical electronic support measures
    • CIRCE torpedo counter-measure ejector system
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (fires 14 AEG SUT 264 torpedoes or Broadsword AShMs)

Unit RunEdit

  • SAS Manthatisi (S101)
  • SAS Charlotte Maxeke (S102)
  • SAS Queen Modjadji (S103)

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