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GLAFKOS submarines (1929-1930)

Glafkos 1930

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Πρωτεύς <Protefs> Y3 A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1927 24/10/1928 8/1929 sunk 29/12/1940
Νηρεύς <Nirefs> Y4 A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1927 12/1927 3/1930 stricken 5/1947
Τρίτων <Triton> Y5 A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1927 4/4/1928 3/1930 sunk 16/11/1942
Γλαύκος <Glafkos> Y6 CNF, Blainville, France 1927 1928 12/1930 sunk 4/4/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

730

Displacement normal, t

790 / 960

Length, m

68.6 pp

Breadth, m

5.73

Draught, m

4.18

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1420 / 1200

Max speed, kts

14 / 9.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 105

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(10) / 100(5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 100/40 Schneider QF, 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 8 - 533 TT (6 bow, 2 stern, 10)

Complement

41

Diving depth operational, m 85

Ship project history: Submarines ordered in France in 1925. Loire-Simonot design; very similar to French submarines of Sirene 600t class. In comparison with Katsonis class structure of torpedo armament was changed, all TTs took places in a pressure hull. The arrangement of 102mm gun has been fulfilled lowered: on a deck in shielded barbette for stability improvement. Tactical designations were Y3-6.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Protefs was sunk 29/12/1940 by ramming of Italian torpedo boat Antares at coast of Albania. Glafkos was lost 4/4/1942 during raid of German and Italian bombers to Malta. Triton was sunk 16/11/1942 by German destroyer Hermes (former Greek Vassilefs Georgios) and submarine chaser UJ2102 in Aegean sea. Nirefs was stricken 3/5/1947, but broken up only in 1952.

Glafkos 1929

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