HDMS Nordkaperen (S321)

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Career (Denmark)
Name: Nordkaperen
Laid down: 4 March 1966
Launched: 18 December 1969
Commissioned: 22 December 1970
Decommissioned: 2 February 2004
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Narhvalen-class submarine
Displacement: 450 long tons (457 t) surfaced
500 long tons (508 t) submerged
Length: 43.9 m (144 ft)
Beam: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 600 hp (450 kW) Mercedes-Benz 4-stroke V12 diesel engines each coupled to a BBC generator
1 × 1,000 kW (1,300 hp) SSW electric motor
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) submerged
Range: 4,200 nmi (7,800 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h) surfaced
228 nmi (422 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 100 m (330 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 18 enlisted
Armament: 8 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
Torpedoes and naval mines

HDMS Nordkaperen (S321) was a Narhvalen-class submarine of the Royal Danish Navy. She was built to the German Type 205 design at the naval dockyard in Copenhagen where she was laid down on 4 March 1966. She was launched on 18 December 1969, and was commissioned into the Royal Danish Navy on 22 December 1970. In 1994, Nordkaperen and sister ship Narhvalen were modified to bring their technical performance more in line with the Royal Danish Navy's newer Tumleren class. Nordkaperen was decommissioned on 2 February 2004.

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