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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

FARFADET submarines (1902 - 1903)

Korrigan 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Farfadet, 9/1909- Follet Q007 Arsenal de Rochefort 1900 17/5/1901 1902 stricken 11/1913
Korrigan Q008 Arsenal de Rochefort 1900 25/1/1902 1902 stricken 6/1906
Gnôme Q009 Arsenal de Rochefort 1900 24/7/1902 1903 stricken 6/1906
Lutin Q010 Arsenal de Rochefort 1900 12/2/1903 1903 stricken 9/1907

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

185 / 202

Length, m

41.3

Breadth, m

2.90

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

1

Machinery

electric motor

Power, h. p.

183

Max speed, kts

6.1 / 4.3

Fuel, t

battery only

Endurance, nm(kts) 115(5.3) / 28(4.3)

Armament

4 - 450 TC

Complement 16
Diving depth operational, m 30

Ship project history: Single-hull steel submarines designed by M Maugas ordered on 26 September 1899. Initial cost of each boat was £32,000. Electric power supplied from accumulators only.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Farfadet sank accidentally on 5 July 1905 at Bizerta (14 lives lost) and refloated. Commissioned on September 1909 as Follet. Lutin also sank accidentally on 16 October 1906 and refloated.

Korrigan

Ivan Gogin, 2014