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German submarine U-212

The newest submarine-class of the German Navy and the most modern non-nuclear submarine of the world. It's propulsion system is an air-independend hydrogen propulsion system.

U-31 (NATO pennant S-181) was launched in March 02 and commissioned in October 05 after long trials.



Displacement: 1,450 tons surfaced, 1,830 tons submerged

Length: 56 m

Beam: 7 m

Draft: 6 m

Speed: 20 kn (submerged)

Depth: >250 m

Weapons: 6x21' tubes for 12 torpedoes

Complement: 27