Germany’s ThyssenKrupp delivers first of four diesel-electric attack submarines to Singapore

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp delivers first of four diesel-electric attack submarines to Singapore


The submarine was brought to Singapore onboard the chartered, civilian-operated heavy load carrier Rolldock Storm, arriving on July 8th after a voyage from the German port of Kiel.

Launched in December 2022, the Impeccable is the second of four Invincible-class submarines ordered by Singapore.

Also known as the Type 218SG, the boats are designed for operations in Singapore’s shallow and busy tropical waters, having been custom-built for the nation’s needs, according to a media release issued by the Defence Ministry.

Invincible-class subs measure 230 feet and displace 2,200 tons when submerged. The boats feature air-independent propulsion systems and have an X-rudder configuration similar to the ThyssenKrupp-made Type 212 design for better manoeuvrability in shallow, congested waters.

Image: Helwin Scharn – https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49218165412/ via Wikipedia.

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