INS Rahav (2013)

Rahav maneuvering on the surface in 2016. Note the diving planes mounted on the bow. Photo uploaded to Wikipedia by user Peter Szamosi.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
2008
Launched
2013
Commissioned
2016
AD/BC
AD
History

INS Rahav is an Israeli Dolphin 2 class diesel electric submarine, built in Germany. Launched in April, 2013, she entered service 12 January, 2016. Rahav displaces 2,050 tons on the surface, and has top speed in excess of 25 knots. She carries ten munitions tubes, six of which are the internationally common 21" (533mm) diameter, the other four being 26" (650mm) diameter. Possible munitions include DM-2A4 Seehake wire-guided torpedoes, UGM-84C Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and Triton anti-helicopter missiles. Rahav and her sisters may also be capable of deploying Israeli nuclear weapons, operating in the deterrence role.

Bonus Photos

The crest of Rahav, depicting the biblical sea monster the submarine is named for. Photo in the collection of the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, Haifa.