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MORSE submarine (1900)

Morse 1900

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Morse Q003 Q1 Arsenal de Cherbourg 1897 4/7/1899 1900 stricken 11/1909

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

143 / 149

Length, m

36.5

Breadth, m

2.70

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

electric motor

Power, h. p.

284

Max speed, kts

7.3 / 5.5

Fuel, t

battery only

Endurance, nm(kts) 90(4.3) /

Armament

1 - 450 TT (bow, 3)

Complement 13
Diving depth operational, m 30

Ship project history: Single-hull Roma-bronze submarine designed by M Romazotti to combine the best points of Gymnôte and Gustave Zédé. She carried a detachable lead keel. Her initial building cost was £25,920 (648,000 francs). This design was overtaken by Narval.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Morse

Ivan Gogin, 2014