Neptun-class submarine

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Class overview
Builders: Kockums
Operators:  Swedish Navy
Preceded by: Sjölejonet-class submarine
Succeeded by: Hajen
Built: 1942-43
Building: 1943-1966
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Active: 0
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 550 tonnes (Surfaced)
730 tons submerged
Length: 62,6 m
Beam: 6.4 m
Draught: 3.4
Propulsion: 2 shaft diesel electric
2 MAN diesels 1800 hp
2 electric motors 1000 hp
Speed: 15 knots surfaced
10 knots submerged
Complement: 35
Armament: 5 - 533mm torpedo tubes
1 - 40mm AA gun, 1 - 20mm AA gun
20 mines

The Neptun class submarine was a Swedish submarine class built by Kockums. The first submarine was launched in 1942 and a total of three submarines were built: HMSwS Neptun, HMSwS Najad and HMSwS Nacken. The class was decommissioned in 1966.[1][2]


Ships[edit]

Name Marking Laid Down[3] Launched[3] Commissioned[3] Fate[4]
Näcken November 1941 26 September 1942 March 1943 Stricken 1 April 1966. Sold for scrap November 1970
Najad Nj February 1942 26 September 1942 May 1943 Stricken 1 April 1966. Sold for scrap November 1970
Neptun Np March 1942 17 November 1942 June 1943 Stricken 1 April 1966. Sold for scrap November 1970

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.submarines.se/index-1.htm
  2. ^ http://www.kockums.se/pdf/modellserien.pdf
  3. ^ a b c Blackman 1970, p. 274.
  4. ^ Gardiner and Gray 1985, p. 374.
  • Blackman, Raymond V.B. (1960). Jane's Fighting Ships 1960–61. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. 
  • Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger, eds. (1980). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.