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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

BELLONE submarines (1916-1917)

Gorgone 1920s

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bellone Q102 Arsenal de Rochefort 12/1912 8/7/1914 10/1916 discarded 7/1935
Hermione Q103 Arsenal de Toulon 12/1912 15/3/1917 12/1917 discarded 7/1935
Gorgone Q104 Arsenal de Toulon 12/1912 23/12/1915 7/1916 discarded 7/1935

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

523 / 788

Length, m

60.6

Breadth, m

5.40

Draught, m

3.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sabathé diesels / electric motors

Gorgone: Sulzer diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1640 / 800

Max speed, kts

14.7 / 9.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 2300(10) / 100(5)

Armament

8 - 450 TT (6 Drzewiecki drop-collars, 2 fwd ext cradles, 8), 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897

Complement 38
Diving depth operational, m 50

Ship project history: Double-hulled submarines, projected by M. Hutter on the basis of Clorinde. Built under the 1912 program. After war they underwent major repair and reconstruction.

Modernizations: 1920s, all: diving time was reduced, new periscope was installed.

Naval service: No significant events.

Gorgone

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14