Spanish submarine Tramontana (S74)

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Tramontana in February 2005
History
Spain
Name: Tramontana
Builder: Bazán, Cartagena, Spain
Launched: 1984
Commissioned: 1985
Identification: S74
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Agosta-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 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)
Speed:
  • 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)
Complement:
  • 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
Armament:
  • 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 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.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Spanish Fighter Jets Complete First Patrol Over Libya". Bloomberg. 22 March 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 

References[edit]

  • 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.