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ARCHIMÈDE submarine (1911)

Archimède 1912

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Archimède Q073 Q29 Arsenal de Cherbourg 1/1908 4/8/1909 9/1911 stricken 11/1919

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

598 / 811

Length, m

60.5

Breadth, m

5.60

Draught, m

4.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1700 / 1230

Max speed, kts

14.9 / 11

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1160(10) / 100(4.5)

Armament

7 - 450 TT (1 bow, 4 Drzewiecki drop-collars, 2 ext abeam CT, 8)

Complement 26
Diving depth operational, m 40

Ship project history: Authorised under the 1906 programme and designed by M Hutter. She was essentially an improved version of Pluviôse class having superior machinery. Twin-hull type, fitted with three horizontal and one vertical rudder. She attained 15.2kts on the surface.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.  

Ivan Gogin, 2014