Iranian Navy – Submarines


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Attack Submarines (Diesel Electric)

Kilo Class LOA 230′ / 70.1 m TDISP 3,000 tons submerged (3 built in Russia, active with Iran, service since 1992)

The Iranian Navy’s second Russian-built Kilo class attack submarine en route delivery, 1993. NARA: USN Official 330-CFD-DN-SC-94-00800

Kilo attack sub Bandar Abbas refit 2020

Fateh class LOA 150′ / 45.7 m TDISP 590 tons submerged. (2 active, 8 more planned, service since 2019)

The first Fateh class submarine preparing for its 2019 launch. Credit: Mehr News Agency, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Fateh class SS Bandar Abbas 2021-06

Ghadir or Yono-class small submarines LOA 95′ / 29 m TDISP 130 tons submerged. The North Korean built Yono boats were copied and the design adapted, becoming the Iranian indigenous-built  variant: the Ghadir class, of which there are about 20 in service. This information is from HI Sutton and CE Davis’ World Submarines: Covert Shores Recognition Guide (Amazon, 1st ed.)

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