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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

SUBMARINES

UF1 seagoing submarines (1942)

UF2 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
UF1 (ex-L'Africaine)     A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait, France 12/1937 7/12/1946 10/1949 // --- incomplete to France 1945 (L'Africaine)
UF2 (ex-La Favorite)     A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait, France 12/1937 9/1938 11/1942 stricken 7/1944
UF3 (ex-L'Astrée)     A C Dubigeon, Nantes, France 12/1938 3/5/1946 4/1949 // --- incomplete to France 1945 (L'Astrée)

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

893 / 1170

Length, m

71.8 pp 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Sulzer or Schneider diesels / 2 Schneider-Westinghouse electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1400

Max speed, kts

14.5 / 9.3

Fuel, t

diesel oil 101

Endurance, nm(kts) 2250(15) / 80(5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 6 - 550 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 8)

Sensors FuMO 30 radar, GHG hydrophone, FuMB 1 Metox ECM suite
Complement

44

Diving depth operational, m 100

Ship project history: Former French submarines of Aurore class, captured incomplete 13/6/1940 by German troops; completion under German standards of UF2 begun 31/10/1940. Exact data of conversion is not known: most likely, trainable TT was not installed, and German origin gun was installed. 5/5/1941 she was renamed UF2 and commissioned by Kriegsmarine 5/11/1942. Sister-ships L`Africaine and L`Astree received German numbers UF1 and UF3, but never commissioned and completed after war for French Navy.

Modernizations: 1943-1944, presumably: - FuMB 1 Metox ECM suite; + FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 6 Palau ECM suites

Naval service: UF2 was stricken 5/7/1944 and in 1945, presumably, scuttled at Gotenhafen.

sister-ship L'Aurore

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14