home

fighting ships of the world

ROMANIAN NAVY (ROMANIA)

SUBMARINES

CB1 midget submarines (1941/1943)

CB1 1943

Names

CB1 - 4; CB6

Builders

Caproni, Milano, Italy: CB1 - 4, 6

Completed

1 - 5/1941 // 11/1943:  CB1 - 4, 6

Losses

none

Transfers

RSI (Italian Salo), 1/1944: CB1 - 4, 6 (CB1 - 4, 6)

Discarding

none

  

Displacement standard, t

25

Displacement normal, t

35 / 44

Length, m

15.0

Breadth, m

3.00

Draught, m

2.05

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Isotta-Fraschini diesel / BBC electric motor

Power, h. p.

80 / 50

Max speed, kts

7.5 / 7

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1400(5) / 50(3)

Armament

2 - 450 TT (ext cradles, 2) or 2 mines

Complement

4

Diving depth operational, m 55

Ship project history: 30/11/1943 Romanians owing to surrendering of Italy requisitioned at Constanza five Italian midget submarines CB1-4 and 6.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: All were enlisted by Romanian Navy but 30/1/1944 transferred to Italian Social Republic (RSI), continuing to be based at Constanza with new Italian crews. CB6 was completely destroyed during raid of Soviet aircraft 20/8/1944. All submarines were captured by Soviet troops 30/8/1944.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15