May 19, 2022
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Navantia S-80 Submarine
The first step to ensure that the four S-80-class submarines stay afloat was completed when shipyard workers added ten meter-plugs into the hulls of each of the four submarines ordered by the Spanish navy, to better distribute their weight and avoid sinking. Construction of the boats was stopped in early 2013 when it was realized that the lead boat of the class, the S-81 ‘Isaac Peral’, was overweight 75-100 tons compared to its length. After implementing the engineering solution proposed by US engineers called in by the Ministry of Defence, Navantia will now focus on the design of other parts of the ship.