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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

FR118 ex-French large submarine

Casabianca 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
FR118 (ex-Henri Poincaré)   Arsenal de Lorient, France 1925 10/4/1929 12/1931 // --- repair incomplete, captured by Germany 9/9/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

1384

Displacement normal, t

1570 / 2084

Length, m

92.0 pp 92.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

4.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer or Schneider diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000 / 2000

Max speed, kts

17 / 10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 108

Endurance, nm(kts) 10000(10) / 100(5)

Armament

10 - 550 TT (4 bow, 2 x 3 ext, 12), 1 x 1 - 100/45 M1925, 1 x 2 - 13.2/76

Complement 61
Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: French 1500t submarine. Henri Poincaré was scuttled at Toulon in November, 1942. Italians managed to raise her and tow off in early 1943 to Genoa for repair. Henri Poincaré was renamed FR118. By September, 1943 she still was under repair at Genoa, 9/9/1943 captured by Germans and sunk by Allied bombers 9/9/1944.

Archimède 1944

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14