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A plaque at the location of the grounding
Career (Soviet Union)
Name: S-363
Builder: Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad
Yard number: 252
Laid down: 12 January 1956
Launched: 16 November 1956
Commissioned: 17 September 1957
Struck: 1990s
Homeport: Liepāja
Fate: Museum ship
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General characteristics
Class and type: Whiskey-class submarine
Displacement: 1,030 t (1,010 long tons)
Length: 76 m (249 ft 4 in)
Beam: 6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
Draft: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:
  • Diesel-electric
  • 2 × 37-D diesels, 2,000 bhp each.
  • 150 kW electric engines for creep drive.
  • Engines new 1987.
Speed:
  • 13 knots (24 km/h) submerged
  • 18 knots (33 km/h) surfaced
Range: 12,000 nmi (22,000 km) to 15,000 nmi (28,000 km)
Test depth: ~400–450 m (1,310–1,480 ft)
Complement: ~60
Armament:
  • 6 × torpedo tubes
  • 18 torpedoes or 24 mines

Soviet submarine S-363 (unofficial Swedish name: U137) was a Soviet submarine that ran aground outside the town of Karlskrona in Sweden on 27 October 1981. On 5 November the same year, it was led out of Swedish territorial waters.

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