Type 216 submarine

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Class overview
Name: Type 216
Preceded by:
Active: None
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 4,000 metric tonnes[1]
Length: 90 m[2]
Beam: 8.1 m
Draft: 6.6 m
Decks: 2
Propulsion: Diesel-Electric with AIP
Speed: over 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 10,400 nautical miles (19,300 km) at 10 knots
Endurance: 80 days
Complement: 33 + Additional berths for Special Forces, Specialists, and Students
  • 6 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (18 torpedoes/anti-ship missiles or mines)
  • 1, 2, or 3 Vertical Multi-Purpose Locks for 7 missiles or 24 mines each[1]
  • External Gun[1]
  • Swimmer Delivery Vehicle
  • Countermeasures
Notes: Design concept only. No vessels yet ordered.

The Type 216 is a submarine design concept announced by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft based on the Type 212/214. It is a larger design targeted to meet the needs of the Australian Collins-class submarine replacement project, also known as SEA 1000, and the needs of other countries possibly including India and Canada.[3] The design is double hulled with two decks, includes a fuel cell, Permasyn motor, and lithium-ion batteries.[2] The Australian Navy chose the Shortfin Barracuda, a conventional variant of the French Barracuda-class submarine instead.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Type 216 / U-216 Conventional Submarine (SSK)
  2. ^ a b HDW Class 216 Archived 2013-12-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "U-boats may be on navy's shopping list". The Canberra Times. December 28, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Australian submarines to be built in Adelaide after French company DCNS wins $50b contract". ABC News. Retrieved 14 May 2016.