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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

ORION submarines (1932)

Ondine 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Orion Q165 A C de la Loire, Nantes 11/1928 21/4/1931 7/1932 FNFL 6/1940, BU 4/1943
Ondine Q166 A C Dubigeon, Nantes 11/1928 4/5/1931 7/1932 FNFL 6/1940, BU 4/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

656 / 822

Length, m

66.8

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

4.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1400 / 1000

Max speed, kts

14 / 9

Fuel, t

diesel oil 39

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(10) / 82(5)

Armament

6 - 550 TT (3 bow, 1 ext aft, 1 x 2 ext, 7), 2 - 400 TT (1 x 2 ext, 2), 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1928, 1 x 1 - 8/80

Complement 41
Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: Built under the 1928 program. Loire-Dubigeon variant of "630ton" boats.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In June, 1940 both were withdrawn to Britain. Both boats were captured by British 3/7/1940 and in view of a strong deterioration were taken apart on spares for Junon and Minerve.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14