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]

Argentina[edit]

Armada de la República Argentina:

  • Santa Fe class (1930s built in Italy — decommissioned)
  • Santa Fe class (1960s US-built Balao - decommissioned)
  • Santa Fe class (1970s US-built Guppy - decommissioned)
  • Santa Cruz-class (German-built TR-1700)
  • Salta-class (German-built Type 209/1200)

Australia[edit]

Royal Australian Navy:

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]

  • Slava class (Romeo acquired from the USSR)

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:

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]

  • Pijao class (Type 209/1200)
  • Intrepide class (Italian midget submarine Type SX 506)

Croatia[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]

Main article: French Navy

Marine Nationale:

Germany[edit]

Kriegsmarine:

Modern German Navy:

Export Models:

Greece[edit]

Royal Hellenic Navy

Greek Navy:

India[edit]

Indian Navy:

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 (1949-196X) 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.

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:

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]

External links[edit]