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Romanian Navy / Forțele Navale Române
S-521 ROS Delfinul
(Soviet Kilo-class Attack Submarine)
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Type, class: Attack Submarine; Project 877E / Kilo class

Builder: Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard No. 112, Nizhny Novogorod (Gorky), Russia
Laid down: 1984
Launched: 1985
Commissioned: 1985
IN SERVICE (but inactive since 1995 - laid up)

Homeport: Constanta
Namesake: Dolphin
Technical Data:
Length: 72.9 meters (239 feet 2 inches)
Beam: 12.8 meters (42 ft)
Draft: 14.5 meters (47 ft 7 in)
Displacement: 2460 tons (surfaced) / 3180 tons (submerged)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h) surfaced / 20 knots (37 km/h) submerged
Range: 400 NM (740 km) submerged / 6000 NM (11000 km) snorkel
Operational depth: 790 feet (240 m)
Complement: 54

2 x
1000 kW Diesel generators
1 x
5500-6800 shp (4100-5100 kW) electric motor
1 x
fixed-pitch 6 bladed propeller
6 x 533mm (21 in) triple heavy torpedo tubes
21" heavy torpedoes
naval mines


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ROS Delfinul (S-521):
In the early 1980s, the Romanian Naval Forces expressed the need for a submarine to train the anti-submarine vessels of the fleet. The Chinese government made an offer for six Type 33 submarines, two built in China (one with Romanian workers) and four in Romania.
However, the Type 33 was an obsolete design and the Romanian government decided to purchase Soviet equipment. A Kilo-class submarine was acquired in 1984 for $61.5 million from USSR. The submarine was built by Krasnoye Sormovo Factory No. 112 in Gorki. The Romanian crew of the submarine was trained in the USSR. The submarine, christened Delfinul, was delivered in 1985. Another two Kilo-class submarines were planned for purchase, but due to financial reasons, the orders were cancelled.

The submarine successfully accomplished 67 missions, with 2,000 hours of immersion. During these missions, Delfinul launched 23 torpedoes and 2 naval mines. In 1996, the submarine exhausted the resources of the initial batteries and is kept in reserve since then. After 2001, the submarine was transferred to the "Mircea cel Bătrân" Naval Academy, being used as a training ship. Numerous overhauling plans have been proposed since 1996, yet none were implemented.

source: wikipedia
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