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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

CIRCÉ submarines (1909)

Circé 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Circé Q047 Arsenal de Toulon 1905 13/9/1907 1909 sunk 20/9/1918
Calypso Q048 Arsenal de Toulon 1905 22/10/1907 1909 collision 7/7/1914

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

351 / 491

Length, m

47.1

Breadth, m

4.90

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MAN diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

630 / 460

Max speed, kts

11.9 / 7.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 2160(8) / 98(3.5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 47/50 M1902, 6 - 450 TC (2 Drzewiecki drop-collars, 4 ext cradles)

Complement 22
Diving depth operational, m 40

Ship project history: Twin-hull submersibles designed by M Laubeuf. Ordered 8 October 1904 under the 1904 programme.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Calypso was sunk in collision with Circé off Toulon 7/7/1914. Circé was sunk in the Adriatic by German submarine U47 20/9/1918.

Circé 1909

Ivan Gogin, 2014