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Albacora class submarine Ghazi (S-134), former Portuguese Navy Cachalote (S-165)
|Preceded by:||Neptuno class submarines|
|Succeeded by:||Tridente class submarines|
|In commission:||1967 - 2010|
|Range:||Surfaced: 5,000 km at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Armament:||12 × 21.7 inch DaphneTT-550 torpedo tubes (8 bow, 4 stern), 12 torpedoes|
In 1964, the Portuguese government ordered the construction of four of this class at the Dubigeòn-Normándie Shipyard to create the 4th submarine flotilla.
With the first submarine commissioned on October 1, 1967, the Portuguese Navy started to have a submarine able to operate in both coastal and oceanic zones, especially in the Portuguese exclusive economic zone.
The last Albacora class submarine in service, the NRP Barracuda, made its final mission in 2010. The class was replaced by two Type 214/209PN submarines.
|Pakistan Navy||S134||PNS Ghazi (former NRP Cachalote)||1969||Acquired 1975||2006|
|Portuguese Navy||S163||NRP Albacora||1967||October 1, 1967||2000|
|S164||NRP Barracuda||1968||May 4, 1968||2010|
|S165||NRP Cachalote||1969||January 25, 1969||1975 (Transferred)|
|S166||NRP Delfim||1969||October 1, 1969||2005|
Media related to Albacora class submarines at Wikimedia Commons
- Área Militar: Albacora class submarine (in Portuguese)
- NRP Barracuda profile at the Portuguese Navy website (in Portuguese)