HDMS Nordkaperen (S321)

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History
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:
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:

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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