Hai Lung-class submarine
ROCS Hai Lung (SS-793)
|Builders:||Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij|
|Operators:||Republic of China Navy|
|Type:||Conventional attack submarine|
|Length:||66.9 m (219 ft)|
|Beam:||8.4 m (28 ft)|
|Draught:||6.7 m (22 ft)|
|Propulsion:||3 × Bronswerk/Stork-Werkspoor RUB 215x12 diesels; 4050 hp|
|Test depth:||300 m|
|Complement:||67 (8 officers)|
The Chien Lung class of submarine, also known as the Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class, was manufactured in the Netherlands for the Republic of China (Taiwan) and is currently in service with its navy. They are a modified version of the Dutch Navy's Zwaardvis class which itself is based on the US Barbel class.
In 2008, the Pentagon notified the United States Congress of the sale to Taiwan of 32 UGM-84 Harpoon Block II missiles, along with two weapon control systems, other associated equipment and services.
|Sea Dragon (SS-793)||15 December 1982||6 October 1986||9 October 1987|
|Sea Tiger (SS-794)||December 1982||10 December 1986||9 April 1988|
- "Taiwan to boost submarine force with Harpoon anti-ship missiles: Jane's". AFP. 2005-09-25. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
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