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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

ALFA midget submarines (1913)

Names

Alfa; Beta

Builders

R. Arsenale di Venezia

Completed

1913: Alfa, Beta

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

1916: Alfa, Beta

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

 

Length, m

6.00

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

0.76

No of shafts

1

Machinery

electric motor

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

8 /

Fuel, t

battery only

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

 

Complement

1
Diving depth operational, m  

Ship project history: These two boats, of submarine or semi-submarine type, were built in secret in Venice N Yd with the task of surveillance and defence of the harbour entrance. They were not entered in the Naval List, not having passed armament trials.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Alfa 1913

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014