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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

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VALEN submarine (1925)

similar Illern 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Valen Va Örlogsvarvet Karlskrona 1923 5/5/1925 9/1925 stricken 10/1944

 

 

Displacement standard, t

501 /

Displacement normal, t

548 / 730

Length, m

57.1

Breadth, m

7.10

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Atlas diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1340 / 700

Max speed, kn

14.8 / 7.4

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(14) / 54(6)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/49 K/50 M12, 4 - 450 TT (bow, 8), 20 mines

Complement

31

Diving depth operational, m 60?

Ship project history: First minelaying submarines of Swedish navy. Design was made on the basis of drawings of Bävern class submarines. Normand-Fenaux minelaying system was used. It consisted of 10 vertical trunks, in each of which two mines were stored. Trunks placed in external ballast tanks between pressure and light hullls.

Modernizations: 1930s: + 1 x 1 - 25/55 K/58 M32.

Naval service: no significant events.

Valen 1935

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