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HNLMS Tijgerhaai (S807)
Name: Tijgerhaai
Builder: Rotterdamse Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam
Laid down: 14 July 1966
Launched: 25 May 1971
Commissioned: 20 October 1972
Decommissioned: 1995
Fate: Planned to be scraped
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Zwaardvis-class submarine
Displacement: 2350 tons surfaced
2620 tons submerged
Length: 66.92 m (219 ft 7 in)
Beam: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Draught: 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 3 × diesel engines 4,200 shp (3,132 kW)
1 × 5,100 shp (3,803 kW) electric motor
Speed: 13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged
Complement: 65-67
Armament: 6 × 21 in (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes

Tijgerhaai (Dutch: Tiger shark) was a Zwaardvis-class submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Ship history

The submarine was ordered 24 December 1965 and laid down on 14 July 1966 at the Rotterdamse Droogdok Mij shipyard in Rotterdam. She was launched on 25 May 1971. 20 October 1972 she was commissioned in the Dutch navy.[2]

In November 1972 Tijgerhaai, Dolfijn and the air force of the Dutch navy took part in an exercise.[2] In 1990 the boat makes a visit to Scotland. The following year she makes visits to Norway and Scotland.[2] The boat took part in an exercise called TFX in 1993. In 1993 the boat also made a trip to the United kingdom and Ireland and a trip to the Mediterranean Sea.[2]

In 1994 the boat took part in the NATO exercise Isle d'or. Other exercises that year include an exercise called Jolly Roger, an exercise with German submarines and an exercise with English vessels.[2] The boat was decommissioned in 1995. Several countries expressed interest in buying the submarine but eventually no buyer was found and the boat is planned to be scraped.[2]


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