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FINNISH NAVY (FINLAND)

SUBMARINES

SAUKKO submarine (1930)

Saukko 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Saukko   Hietalahti, Laatokka 1928 2/7/1930 12/1930 stricken 1947

 

Displacement standard, t

114

Displacement normal, t

130 / 140

Length, m

32.4

Breadth, m

4.10

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Krupp-Germania diesel / electric motors

Power, h. p.

170 / 120

Max speed, kts

7 / 5.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 375(8) / 45(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 12.7/62, 2 - 450 TT (bow, 2), 9 mines

Complement

15

Diving depth operational, m 75

Ship project history: Saukko became unique submarine in the world projected for service on lake, intended for actions on Ladoga. Under Tartu peace treaty of 1920 displacement of any combat ship on Ladoga should not exceed 100t, therefore according to the technical project displacement of submarine could make no more than 99t. The project, as well as in a case with remaining Finnish submarines, was prepared by German engineers. For convenience of railway transportation hull of submarine was fulfilled disassembled on two parts.

Modernizations: mid-1930s: diesel was replaced by new one (200hp, 7kts), mine stowage was decreased to 6.

Naval service: According to Paris treaty in 1947 Saukko was stricken and broken up in 1952.

Saukko

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16