PNS Shushuk (S132)

PNS/M Shushuk (S132) (nicknamed: "Dolphin"), was a Hangor-class diesel-electric submarine based on the French Daphné-class design.:195[2] She was designed, built, and commissioned at Toulon, France. She was in service from 12 January 1970 until 2 January 2006.[3]

PNS/M Shushuk (S-132)
PNS Shushuk (S132) in the Indian Ocean in 2005.
History
Pakistan
Name: Shushuk
Namesake: Shushuk
Ordered: 1966
Builder: DCNS in Toulon in France
Laid down: 1 December 1967
Launched: 30 July 1969
Commissioned: 12 January 1970
Decommissioned: 2 January 2006
In service: 1970–2006
Homeport: Naval Base Karachi in Sindh in Pakistan
Identification: S132
Fate: Sold for ship breaking to National Shipping Corporation
General characteristics
Class and type:
Displacement:
  • 873 long tons (887 t) (Surface)
  • 1,054 long tons (1,071 t) (Submerged)
Length: 57.80 m (189 ft 8 in)
Beam: 6.80 m (22.3 ft)
Draught: 4.60 m (15.1 ft)
Installed power: 2 × Jeumont-Schneider alternators producing: 2,600 hp (1,900 kW).
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • Snorkelling: 16 knots (30 km/h)
  • Surfaced: 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h)
Range: 10,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 7 knots (13 km/h)
Endurance: 30 days
Test depth: 300 m (980 ft)
Complement: 45, 7 officers, 41 enlisted[1]:25
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • DRUA 31 radar
  • DUUA 2B sonar
  • DSUV 2 passive sonar
  • DUUX acoustic telemeter
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
ARUR 10B radar detector
Armament:
  • 12 × 550 mm (22 in) torpedo tubes (8 bow, 4 stern)
  • 12 torpedoes or missiles

She was laid down on 1 December 1967 at Toulon in France by the French DCNS, and launched on 30 July 1969, commissioned in the Pakistan Navy on 12 January 1970.[4]:108[5]

She saw active actions during the western front of the third war with India when she was deployed in Arabian Sea to conduct submarine operations against the Indian Navy, and safely reported back to its base after the ceasefire reached between two nations.[6]:contents After her war service, she voyaged to the Kamafuli river in Bangladesh and paid a goodwill visit through the Yangon River in Burma, and served on various military missions of the Navy.[7]

On 2 January 2006, she was decommissioned having completed 36-years of service with the Pakistan Navy.[3]

Reference

  1. Pakistan Pictorial (9 ed.). Pakistan Publications. 1985.
  2. Karim, Afsir (1996). Indo-Pak Relations: Viewpoints, 1989-1996. Lancer Publishers. p. 195. ISBN 9781897829233.
  3. "Pak-navy decommissioned 4 more French origin submarines". Pakistan Tribune. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. Hiranandani, G. M. (2000). Transition to Triumph: History of the Indian Navy, 1965-1975 (1st ed.). Lancer Publishers. p. 108. ISBN 9781897829721.
  5. Shabbir, Usman (12 June 2003). "DAPHNE CLASS (SSK)". PakDef Military Consortium. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  6. Chander, Y. Udaya (2018). Independent India. Notion Press. ISBN 9781948473224.
  7. Roy, Sulman (12 February 2009). "Submarine: PNS/M SHUSHUK". Submarine. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
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