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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

OMEGA submarine (1911)

Argonaute 1912

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Omega, 9/1910- Argonaute Q040 Arsenal de Toulon 1/1903 28/11/1905 1/1911 stricken 1919

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

306 / 409

Length, m

48.9

Breadth, m

4.20

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 du Temple boilers / electric motor

Power, h. p.

350 / 230

Max speed, kts

10.2 / 6

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1070(8) / 45(5)

Armament

2 - 450 TT (bow), 4 - 450 TC (2 Drzewiecki, 2 x 1 aft ext) (6)

Complement 22
Diving depth operational, m 30

Ship project history: Built to a design by Émile Bertin and Petithomme as experimental twin-hulled submersible. Decision made on 21 May 1907 and completed in 1909 with half of the steam machinery as fitted in the twin screw Pluviôse class.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014