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YUGOSLAVIAN NAVY (YUGOSLAVIA)

SUBMARINES

SMELI submarines (1929)

Osvetnik 1941

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Смели <Smeli> 569 A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1928 1/12/1928 1929 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (N2 Antonio Bajamonti)
Осветник <Osvetnik> 570 A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1928 14/2/1929 1929 captured by Italy 17/4/1941 (N1 Francesco Rismondo)

 

Displacement standard, t

?

Displacement normal, t

655 / 822

Length, m

66.5 pp 69.1 oa

Breadth, m

5.40

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MAN diesels / Nancy electric motors

Power, h. p.

1480 / 1100

Max speed, kts

14.5 / 9.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 25

Endurance, nm(kts) 5000(9) / 100(4.5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 100/40 (fr), 6 - 550 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 12)

Complement

45

Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: Designed and built in France on a basis of French submarine Sirene to with close characteristics. Most significant differences consisted in absence of trained TT mount, replacement of 75mm gun by 100mm, more powerful machinery. Double-hulled. Both submarines arrived to Yugoslavia 9/12/1929.

Modernizations: 1930s, both: + 1 x 1 - 40/64 Škoda

Naval service: 17/4/1941 Smeli and Osvetnik were captured at Kotor and commissioned by Regia Marina as Francesco Rismondo and Antonio Baiamonti. Former 14/9/1943 was captured by German troops at Bonifaccio (Corsica) and 17/9/1943 scuttled by them, latter was scuttled by crew 9/9/1943 at La Spezia.

Osvetnik 1930

 

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