Spanish submarine Tramontana

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Tramontana in February 2005
Name: Tramontana
Builder: Bazán, Cartagena, Spain
Launched: 1984
Commissioned: 1985
Identification: S74
Status: in active service, as of 2017
General characteristics
Class and type: Agosta-class submarine
  • 1,500 long tons (1,524 t) surfaced
  • 1,760 long tons (1,788 t) submerged
Length: 67 m (219 ft 10 in)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
  • 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h; 23.6 mph) submerged
  • 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged (snort)
Test depth: 300 m (984 ft 3 in)
  • 5 officers
  • 36 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thomson CSF DRUA 33 Radar
  • Thomson Sintra DSUV 22
  • DUUA 2D Sonar
  • DUUA 1D Sonar
  • DUUX 2 Sonar
  • DSUV 62A towed array
  • SM 39 Exocet
  • 4 × 550 millimetres (22 in) bow torpedo tubes
  • ECAN L5 Mod 3 & ECAN Fl7 Mod 2 torpedoes

Tramontana is an Agosta-class submarine built for the Spanish Navy by Bazán at Cartagena, Spain. The submarine was launched in 1984, commissioned in 1985, and is currently active with the Spanish Navy.


On 2001, while he was doing a practice exercises in Cartagena's waters, the ship suffered a collision.[1]

On 2002, the submarine participated in the Perejil Island crisis.

On 22 March 2011, it was deployed as part of Spanish contribution to the multi-national task force enforcing UN resolution 1973 "to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under threat of attack" in Libya.[2]

Between March 19 and 23, 2012, the submarine participated in the INSTREX-12 exercise, along with another 11 ships and a portuguese Tridente-class submarine, Arpao.[3]

On May 24, 2013, Pedro Argüelles, Secretary of State for Defense, declared at the congress of Deputies that due to the delays of the S-80, were going to take place the works of careen of the Tramontana, which at the beginning, were discarded.[4]


In this submarine was filmed the movie Navy SEALs on november 1989, directed by Lewis Teague and starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley, Rick Rossovich and Cyril O'Reilly. In the film also participated another Spanish Navy ship called Teide (A-11).



  • Chant, Christopher (1987). A Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul. pp. 158–59. ISBN 0-7102-0720-4. OCLC 14965544.