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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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