PNS Hashmat

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South Africa
Name: SAS Astrant
Owner: South African Navy
Ordered: 1975
Builder: Dubigeon-Normandie, Nantes, France
Launched: 14 December 1977
Fate: Not delivered because of sanctions
Name: PNS Hashmat
Commissioned: 19 February 1979 [1]
Identification: S135
General characteristics
Class and type: Hashmat-class submarine
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged

PNS Hashmat is the lead ship of her class of submarine for the Pakistan Navy. The Hashmat class is based on the French Navy's Agosta class. Hashmat was originally ordered as SAS Astrant for the South African Navy but was sold to Pakistan—along with planned sister ship Adventurous—when United Nations Security Council Resolution 418 was passed in 1977 preventing the sale to South Africa. As of 16 February 2009, Hashmat was still active with the Pakistan Navy.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Agosta 70 submarines of Pakistan Navy". Pakistan Navy Submarine Fleet. Pakistan Navy. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan Navy". 16 February 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2009.