Phoenix 1000 General Specifications:


ABS+A1 Manned Submersible

Operating Depth

305 meters


varies (470 sq m interior)




65.0 meters (213')


8.0 meters (26.3')

Pressure Hull Diameter

6.7 meters (22') center

Weight in Air

1500 tons

Dynamic Characteristics

Maximum Surface Speed

18.0 knots

Cruising Surface Speed

16.0 knots

Max. Submerged Speed

10.0 knots


Surface Diesels

2 x 1100 kW

Main Electric Motor/Generators

2 x 370 kW

Vertical Thrusters

2 x 110 kW

Lateral Thrusters

2 x 410 kW

Endurance (Predicted)

Surface Range

3500 nautical miles

Submerged Endurance 

6 hours at 10 knots

50 hours at 5 knots 

140 hours at 2.5 knots

Battery and Electrical Systems

Main Battery

360 VDC

Communication Battery

24 VDC

Control Battery

24 VDC

Emergency Battery

24 VDC

Total Battery Capacity

3280 KWH

Electric Generator

2 x 370 kW

Ballast and Trim Systems

Main Ballast Capacity

340,000 KG

Variable Ballast

18,000 KG


9,000 KG trim/135,000 KG drop

Gas Supply

Main Oxygen

30 days, full load

Reserve Oxygen

10 days

Main Air

275 bar, external

Air Compressor

310 bar, 150 kW

Navigation and Communications

Compass Main

Gyro compass

Compass reserve


Speed Log


Depth Gauge

400 meter, analog and digital

Active Sonar

Color Imaging

Surface Communications

Marine VHF

Subsurface UWT

10 and 27 KHZ

Additional Instrumentation

Custom Control LCDs

Ballast Indicators

Thruster Control Panel

Hydraulic Panel

F-16 Style Joystick

Hydraulic Pressure

RPM Gauge

Depth Sounder CRT

Rudder Indicator

Video Camera System

Life Support Panel

Video Monitors

Oxygen Gauges

Electrical Panel

Oxygen Analyzer

Volt andAmp Meters

Carbon Dioxide Monitor

IR andCircuit Protection

Alarm Panel

Lighting Panel

Interlock Indicators


Flammable Gas Monitor


Fire Suppression System


Ballast Panel


Air Pressure Gauges


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