List of submarine classes

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This is a list of submarine classes, sorted by country. The navies of 46 states operate submarines.

Algeria[edit]

Albania[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armada de la República Argentina:

Australia[edit]

Royal Australian Navy:

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Bangladesh Navy:

Brazil[edit]

Marinha do Brasil:

  • Humaita (1927) - (decommissioned)
  • Tupi class (1937) - (decommissioned)
  • Goiaz class (GUPPY III) (decommissioned)
  • Bahia class (GUPPY II) (decommissioned)
  • Humaita class (Oberon) (decommissioned)
  • Tupi class (Type 209/1400)
  • Tikuna (modified Tupi class) (modified Type 209/1400)
  • Scorpéne in order (with technology transference)
  • SSN being developed with French help

Bulgaria[edit]

Canada[edit]

Royal Canadian Navy:

  • Victoria-class submarine - 4 ex-RN Upholder-class in active service
  • Oberon-class submarine (decommissioned after 2000); 3 acquired and 2 for training and spares; 2 sold as museum ship (HMCS Ojibwa (S72) and HMCS Onondaga (S73)) and 3 scrapped (HMS Olympus (S12), HMS Osiris (S13), HMCS Okanagan (S74))
  • Tench-class submarine (decommissioned); built for United States Navy; USS Argonaut (SS-475) renamed HMCS Rainbow 1968 and retired 1974
  • Balao-class submarine (decommissioned); built for United States Navy; USS Burrfish (SS-312) acquired 1961 and renamed as HMCS Grisle and served until 1969; return to USN and later scrapped.
  • British H-class submarine (decommissioned); built in United States; acquired 1919 HMCS CH-14 and HMCS CH-15 and disposed 1927 and 1922 respectively
  • CC-class submarine (decommissioned); built in United States for Chilean Navy and sold to British Columbia 1913; CC-1 and CC-2 Commissioned Royal Canadian Navy 1914; scrapped in 1920

Captured and recommissioned German U-boats[edit]

Chile[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

People's Liberation Army Navy:

  • Type 03 class (Whiskey) (decommissioned)
  • Type 031 class (Golf) (SSB)
  • Type 033 class (Romeo)
  • Wuhan class (Type 033G, license built Romeo)
  • Ming class (Type 035/based on Romeo)
  • Kilo class
  • Song class (Type 039)
  • Yuan class (Type 041)
  • Han class (Type 091) (SSN)
  • Xia class (Type 092) (SSBN)
  • Shang class (Type 093) (SSN)
  • Jin class (Type 094) (SSBN)

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Royal Danish Navy:

  • D class (1926—1946)
  • H class (1938—1950)
  • U class (1947—1959)
  • V class (1947—1958)
  • Delfinen class (1961—1990)
  • Narhvalen class (Type 205) (1970—2004)
  • Tumleren class (Kobben/Type 207) (1989—2004)
  • Kronborg class (Näcken) (2001—2004)
See also: Danish Submarines 1909-2004 @ Danish Naval History

Ecuador[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Kalev class submarines.

Kalev class mine laying submarines

Estonian Navy:

Egypt[edit]

Finland[edit]

Finnish Navy:

France[edit]

Marine Nationale:

Germany[edit]

Kriegsmarine:

Modern German Navy:

Export Models:

Greece[edit]

Hellenic Navy

Greek Navy:

India[edit]

Indian Navy:

  • Foxtrot Class
  • Shishumar (Type 209) Class
  • Sindhughosh (Kilo) Class
  • Scorpène Class 3 Submarines are ready up to 31 January 2018 and also planning to develop with DRDO.
  • Akula Class. Indian navy is paying $2 billion for the completion of two submarines. The agreement was signed in late 2005 in Moscow. India will receive these submarines from late 2006 to late 2007. India will lease them until a projected 5 to 6 ATV indigenous submarines are manufactured. The Indians have a lease/ purchase deal.
  • Arihant Class is a Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine being constructed by India as a part of the Indian Navy's Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) Project and is expected to be commissioned by 2015.trails completed on 23 Feb 2016.

Indonesia[edit]

Indonesian Navy:

Iran[edit]

Iranian Navy:

Israel[edit]

Israeli Navy:

Italy[edit]

See list of submarines of Italy

Regia Marina:

Marina Militare:

  • Toti class (decommissioned)
  • Nazario Sauro class
  • Salvatore Pelosi class (improved Sauro)
  • Primo Longobardo class (improved Pelosi)
  • Salvatore Todaro class (Type 212A)

Japan[edit]

Imperial Japanese Navy[edit]

  • Ko-hyoteki class submarine (midget)
  • KD1 class
  • KD2 class
  • KD3 class
  • KD4 class
  • KD5 class
  • KD6 class
  • KD7 class
  • J1 class
  • J2 class
  • J3 class
  • C1 class
  • C2 class
  • C3 class
  • A1 class
  • A2 class
  • A Modified class
  • B1 class (I-15 series)
  • B2 class
  • B3 class
  • Sen Toku class (aka I-400)
  • Kaichu class
  • Kaisho class
  • Sen Taka' class (aka I-200)
  • KRS class
  • D1 class
  • D2 class
  • Sen Ho class
  • Sen Ho Sho class
  • LA class

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force[edit]

Republic of Korea[edit]

Republic of Korea Navy:

North Korea[edit]

Korean People's Army:

Libya[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Royal Malaysian Navy:

Netherlands[edit]

See the list of submarines of the Netherlands Royal Dutch Navy:

See also: Dutchsubmarines.com

Norway[edit]

Royal Norwegian Navy:

  • Kobben (1909–1933) One vessel purchased from Germany.
  • A class (1913–1940) Three vessels bought from Germany.
  • B class (1922–1946) Six vessels of the U.S. Holland type built under licence in Norway.
  • U class (1941–1943) One vessels given to Norway in 1941.
  • V class (1949-196X) Two vessels given to Norway in 1943, after the war Norway purchased three more.
  • K class (1949-1961) Three vessels left in Norway by the Germans.
  • Kobben / Type 207 (1964–2003) Fifteen vessels purchased from Germany.
  • Ula / Type 210 (1989-In use) Six vessels purchased from Germany.

Pakistan[edit]

Peru[edit]

Poland[edit]

Polish Navy:

Portugal[edit]

Portuguese Navy:

Romania[edit]

Russia (and Soviet Union)[edit]

Soviet Navy and Russian Navy:

Singapore[edit]

Republic of Singapore Navy:

South Africa[edit]

South African Navy:

Spain[edit]

Spanish Navy: [3]

Export models:

Syria[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Swedish Navy:

Taiwan[edit]

Republic of China Navy

Thailand[edit]

Royal Thai Navy

Turkey[edit]

Turkish Navy:

United Kingdom[edit]

Royal Navy:

United States[edit]

See the list of United States submarine classes

Ukraine[edit]

Ukrainian Navy:

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Yugoslavia[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  2. ^ a b "North Korea's Submarine Ballistic Missile Program Moves Ahead: Indications of Shipbuilding and Missile Ejection Testing". 38 North. Archived from the original on 2017-12-13. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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