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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

AIGRETTE submarines (1905)

Aigrette 1912

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aigrette Q038 Arsenal de Toulon 1903 23/1/1904 1905 stricken 11/1919
Cigogne Q039 Arsenal de Toulon 1903 11/11/1904 1905 stricken 11/1919

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

178 / 253

Length, m

35.9

Breadth, m

4.04

Draught, m

2.63

No of shafts

1

Machinery

diesel / electric motor

Power, h. p.

150 / 130

Max speed, kts

9.3 / 6.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1300(8) / 65(3.8)

Armament

4 - 450 TC (2 Drzewiecki, 2 ext)

Complement 14
Diving depth operational, m 30

Ship project history: Twin-hull submersibles, designed by Laubeuf. They were essentially experimental boats and were based on the Triton class. Aigrette's diving time was 4 minutes.

Eleven other boats of Aigrette class were planned to be built in Toulon (Eider, Macreuse, Crèbe, Cygne, Marabout and Héron) and in Cherbourg (Pluvier, Pingouin, Pélican, Plongeon and Vanneau), but were cancelled in September 1902.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Aigrette 1908

Ivan Gogin, 2014