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Hai Lung-class submarine
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ROCS Chien Lung (SS-793)
Class overview
Name: Chien Lung
Operators:  Republic of China Navy
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Conventional Attack Submarine

2376 t (surfaced)

2660 t (submerged)
Length: 66.9 m
Beam: 8.4 m
Draught: 6.7 m
Propulsion: 3 x Bronswerk/Stork-Werkspoor RUB 215x12 diesels; 4050 hp

20 knots (submerged)

12 knots (surfaced)
Complement: 67 (8 officers)

6 × 21" torpedo tubes
20 torpedoes/missiles

  • AEG SUT (dual purpose - wire-guided, active/passive homing)
  • UGM-84 Harpoon (planned)

The Chien Lung class of submarine was manufactured in the Netherlands for the Republic of China (Taiwan) and is currently in service with its navy. They are a modified version of the Dutch Navy's Zwaardvis class submarine

Planned upgrade

In 2005, it was reported that the Chien Lung class submarines would be upgraded to be capable of launching the UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile.[1]

In 2008, the Pentagon notified the United States Congress of the sale to Taiwan of 32 UGM-84 Harpoon Block II missiles, along with two weapon control systems, other associated equipment and services.[2]


Name Laid down Launched Commissioned
Hai Lung (SS-793) 15 December 1982 6 October 1986 9 October 1987
Hai Hu (SS-794) December 1982 10 December 1986 9 April 1988


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