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FR117 ex-French medium submarine

Circé 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
FR117 (ex-Circé)   Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône, France 2/1923 29/10/1925 6/1929 // --- repair incomplete, scuttled 6/5/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

615 / 776

Length, m

62.5

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

3.99

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Schneider diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1250 / 1000

Max speed, kts

14 / 7.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 60

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(10) / 90(5)

Armament

7 - 550 TT (2 bow, 2 ext bow, 1 ext stern, 1 x 2 ext, 13), 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1925, 2 x 1 - 8/80

Complement 41
Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: After Allied landing in the North Africa in November, 1942 German troops captured French ships based at Bizerte and transferred nine submarines to Italy in December, 1942.

    French 600t submarines Circé and Calypso, former was renamed FR117 but never commissioned by Italians. Calypso was sunk at Bizerte by Allied aircraft 30/1/1943, FR117 was scuttled by crew at Bizerte 6/5/1943.

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Ivan Gogin, 2009-14