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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

ARIANE submarines (1928-1929)

Ariane 1927

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ondine Q121 A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre 1923 8/5/1925 1928 collision 3/10/1928
Ariane Q122 A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre 2/1923 6/8/1925 9/1929 scuttled 9/11/1942
Eurydice Q130 A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre 7/1923 31/5/1927 9/1929 scuttled 27/11/1942
Danaé Q131 A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre 2/1923 11/9/1927 11/1929 scuttled 9/11/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

626 / 787

Length, m

66.0

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

4.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Normand-Vickers diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1250 / 1000

Max speed, kts

14 / 7.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 60

Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(7.5) / 75(5)

Armament

7 - 550 TT (2 bow, 2 ext bow, 1 ext stern, 1 x 2 ext, 13), 1 x 1 - 100/45 M1917, 2 x 1 - 8/80

Complement 41
Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: Normand-Fenaux type. Built under the 1922 program and generally presented variant of Sirène class. According to some information, they were armed with 100mm gun. These submarines were considered as the most successful variant of "600ton" boats.

Modernizations: early 1930s, all: - 1 x 1 - 100/45; + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897.

Naval service: Ondine was lost at collision with Greek merchant vessel 3/10/1928. Disabled Ariane and Danaé were destroyed by crews at Oran 9/11/1942 before occupancy of base by Allies. Eurydice was raised by Italians but sunk again by Allied aircraft 22/6/1944. Eurydice was scuttled at Toulon 27/11/1942.

Danaé

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14