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Indonesia’s Submarine Corps history and map of Asian conflict

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya, East Java   /   Mon, June 10 2019   /  01:05 am
Line of defense: The KRI Ardadedali-404 arrives at the Indonesian Navy’s base in Surabaya, East Java, from South Korea in May 2018. The KRI Ardadedali-404 is the second submarine jointly produced by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Indonesia’s PT PAL Indonesia. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)(JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)

Line of defense: The KRI Ardadedali-404 arrives at the Indonesian Navy’s base in Surabaya, East Java, from South Korea in May 2018. The KRI Ardadedali-404 is the second submarine jointly produced by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Indonesia’s PT PAL Indonesia. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)The Navy’s Hiu Kencana Submarine Corps was officially established on Sept. 12, 1959, following the arrival of two Whiskey class submarines built in the Soviet Union. The two submarines, measuring 76 meters long and having 12 torpedo tubes each, berthed at the Surabaya port on Sept. 7, 1959. The submarines were sailed from Vladivostok by Indonesian Navy submarine crews, who had been on a study assignment in Poland for several months from August 1958 and had obtained submarine navigation certificates.After being used during a week of training by Russian instructors in Sura...