HAI SHIH (791) class SS Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines

Country of Origin: Taiwan

These U.S.-built submarines originally belonged to the U.S. TENCH (SS-417) class. They were converted to the GUPPY II configuration in 1948/1949, including the removal of one of the diesel-electric generator groups, increased battery capacity and a streamlined bow and sail. These are the last U.S. World War II-built submarines active in any navy. HAI SHIH was transferred from the United States on April 12, 1973; HAI PAO, on Oct. 18, 1973. Both were sales transactions. HULL: The...


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