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The Archerfish-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric hunter killer submarines in service in the American People's Navy from the mid 1980s onwards. It is used for patrolling the mid-Atlantic.

The Archerfish-class is the IKL/HDW Type 2000 submarine design which was offered to the USN in the later 1970s for patrolling the mid-Atlantic during the Cold War.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Diesel-Electric Hunter Killer Submarine
  • Service Period: 1987-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 221.1 feet (67.4 meters)
    • Beam: 24.3 feet (7.41 meters)
    • Height: 42.3 feet (12.9 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,410 tons (Surfaced)
  • Crew: 30
  • Crush Depth: 2,000 feet (609.6 meters)
  • Endurance: 60-90 days
  • Maximum Diving Depth: 1,200 feet (365.76 meters)
  • Maximum Operating Depth: 1,000 feet (304.8 meters)
  • Propulsion: 2 x 1200hp diesel engines, 8 x groups of 120 batteries, 1 x 10,000 shp motor
  • Range: 15,000 nautical miles (27,780 kilometers) at 8 knots (14.82 km/h)
  • Speed: 25 knots (46.3 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (firing 26 Mk.48 torpedoes or UGM-84 Harpoon AShMs)
    • External missile belt (fires 18 UGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles or deploys 24 mines)

Unit RunEdit

American People's NavyEdit

  • APNS Archerfish (SSK-726)
  • APNS Grayback (SSK-727)
  • APNS Turbot (SSK-728)
  • APNS Razorback (SSK-729)
  • APNS Sargo (SSK-730)
  • APNS Grayling (SSK-731)
  • APNS Blueback (SSK-732)
  • APNS Greenling (SSK-733)
  • APNS Darter (SSK-734)
  • APNS Thresher (SSK-735)
  • APNS Hammerhead (SSK-736)
  • APNS Albacore (SSK-737)
  • APNS Balao (SSK-738)
  • APNS Tiburon (SSK-739)
  • APNS Halibut (SSK-740)
  • APNS Growler (SSK-741)
  • APNS Gato (SSK-742)
  • APNS Burrfish (SSK-743)
  • APNS Wolffish (SSK-744)
  • APNS Mackeral (SSK-745)
  • APNS Seadragon (SSK-747)
  • APNS Barbel (SSK-748)
  • APNS Narwhal (SSK-749)
  • APNS Dugong (SSK-750)
  • APNS Espada (SSK-751)

Argentine People's ArmadaEdit

  • ARA Santa Cruz (SS-41)
  • ARA San Juan (SS-42)
  • ARA Santa Fe (SS-43)
  • ARA Santiago del Estero (SS-44)
  • ARA San Salvador (SS-45)
  • ARA Santa Rosa (SS-46)

Peruvian NavyEdit

  • BAP Angamos (SS-31)
  • BAP Antofagasta (SS-32)
  • BAP Pisagua (SS-33)
  • BAP Chipana (SS-34)
  • BAP Islay (SS-35)
  • BAP Arica (SS-36)
  • BAP Casma (SS-37)
  • BAP Blume (SS-38)
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