List of submarine classes in service

Summary

The list of submarine classes in service includes all submarine classes currently in service with navies or other armed forces worldwide. For surface combatants, see the list of naval ship classes in service.

Ballistic missile submarinesEdit

Class Builder Displacement Tonnes Operator In Service Built Under Construction Comments
Arihant class (Project ATV)   India 7,000-9,000   Indian Navy 2 2 2
Borei class (Project 955 Borey)   Russia 24,000   Russian Navy[1] 5 6 4
Delta class (Project 667BDR Kal'mar / 667BDRM Del'fin)   Soviet Union /   Russia 18,200-20,100   Russian Navy 8 9 0 Including 2 Delta III (1 in special operations role)[2][3][4] and 6 Delta IV (1 special ops)[5]
Jin class (Type 094)   People's Republic of China 10,000   People's Liberation Army Navy 6 6 2
Ohio class (SSBN-726)   United States 16,764   United States Navy 14 18 0 24 planned 6 cancelled, 4 converted to SSGN
Triomphant class   France 12,640   French Navy 4 4 0
Typhoon class (Project 941 Akula)   Soviet Union /   Russia 48,000   Russian Navy 1 6 0 2 in reserve
Vanguard class   United Kingdom 14,000   Royal Navy 4 4 0
Xia class   People's Republic of China 7,000   People's Liberation Army Navy 1 1 0

Cruise missile submarinesEdit

Class Builder Displacement Tonnes Operator In Service Built Under Construction Comments
Shang class (Type 093G)   People's Republic of China 7,000   People's Liberation Army Navy 1 1 0 Only G variant of the Shang-class submarine is capable of launching guided cruise missiles
Oscar class (Project 949 Granit/Project 949A Antey)   Soviet Union /   Russia 19,400   Russian Navy 6 14 0 2 being modernized, 1 inactive/reserve, 4 scrapped, 1 lost at sea
Ohio class (Tactical Trident)   United States 18,750   United States Navy 4 4 0 converted from SSBN

Nuclear-powered attack submarinesEdit

Class Builder Displacement Tonnes Operator In Service Built Under Construction Comments
Akula class (Project 971 Shchuka)   Soviet Union /   Russia 13,800   Russian Navy /   Indian Navy 4 15 0 5 undergoing modernization, 1 leased to India[6][7]
Astute class   United Kingdom 7,400   Royal Navy 4 5 2 Boat 5 (Anson) fitting out as of April 2021
Barracuda class   France 5,300   French Navy 0 1 5 1 in service; total 6 planned
Han class (Type 091)   People's Republic of China 4,500   People's Liberation Army Navy 3 5 0
Los Angeles class (SSN-688)   United States 7,000   United States Navy 32 62 0 30 submarines retired
Rubis class   France 2,670   French Navy 5 6 0 1 retired
Seawolf class (SSN-21)   United States 9,300   United States Navy 3 3 0 29 originally planned
Yasen class   Russia 13,800   Russian Navy 3 3 4
Shang class (Type 093)   People's Republic of China 8,000   People's Liberation Army Navy 6 6 0
Sierra class (Project 945)   Soviet Union /   Russia 10,400   Russian Navy 2 4 0 2 reserve/undergoing modernization
Trafalgar class   United Kingdom 5,208   Royal Navy 1 7 0 6 retired
Victor class   Soviet Union /   Russia 7,250   Russian Navy 2 48 0 45 retired; 1 inactive/reserve
Virginia class   United States 7,900-10,200   United States Navy 19 22 9 66 planned

Non-nuclear attack submarines with air-independent propulsion (AIP)Edit

Diesel-electric attack submarinesEdit

  • Lada class (Project 677 Lada)
    • Builder:   Russia
    • Displacement: 2,700 tons
    • Operators:   Russian Navy: 1 in service, 5 building/ordered (AIP propulsion originally considered but, according to shipbuilder, not incorporated[8])

Midget submarinesEdit

Special mission submarinesEdit

  • NSRS Deep submergence rescue vehicle

SummaryEdit

Navy Ballistic-missile submarine Cruise-missile submarine Nuclear-powered attack submarine Diesel-electric attack submarine Midget submarine Main article
  Algerian National Navy 6 Current force
  Royal Australian Navy 6 Current force
  Bangladesh Navy 2 Current force
  Brazilian Navy 7? Current force
  Royal Canadian Navy 4 Current force
  Chilean Navy 4 Current force
  People's Liberation Army Navy 6 1 6 46? Current force
  Colombian National Navy 4 Current force
  Ecuadorian Navy 2 Current force
  Egyptian Navy 8 Current force
  French Navy 4 6 Current force
  German Navy 6 Current force
  Hellenic Navy 11 Current force
  Indian Navy 1 16 Current force
  Indonesian Navy 4 Current force
  Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 4 unclear Current force
  Israeli Navy 6 Current force
  Italian Navy 8 Current force
  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 22 Current force
  Royal Malaysian Navy 2 Current force
  Myanmar Navy 1 Current force
  Royal Netherlands Navy 4 Current force
  Korean People's Army Naval Force 21? 51? Current force
  Royal Norwegian Navy 6 Current force
  Pakistan Navy 5 3 Current force
  Peruvian Navy 4 Current force
  Polish Navy 1 Current force
  Portuguese Navy 2 Current force
  Russian Navy 12 8 6? 20 Current force
  Republic of Singapore Navy 4 Current force
  South African Navy 3 Current force
  Republic of Korea Navy 20 Current force
  Spanish Navy 2 Current force
  Swedish Navy 5 Current force
  Republic of China Navy 4 Current force
  Turkish Navy 12 Current force
  Royal Navy 4 5 Current Force
  United States Navy 14 4 49 Current force
  Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela 2? Current force
  Vietnam People's Navy 6 Current force

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "India Interested in Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Attack Sub". USNI News. July 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "No Plans to Equip Russian Lada-Class Submarines with AIP-Constructor - Naval Post- Naval News and Information". 17 December 2019.
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