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CH1 submarine chasers (1934)

Ch4 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ch1   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1932 1933 1934 scuttled 27/11/1942
Ch2   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1932 1933 1934 BU 8/1945
Ch3   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1932 1933 1934 BU 11/1948
Ch4   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1933 1934 1934 scuttled 27/11/1942 (later German UJ6077)
  

Displacement standard, t

148

Displacement full, t

180

Length, m

48.1

Breadth, m

5.50

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Ch1, 3: MAN diesels

Ch2, 4: Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 8/80, DCR, sweeps

Complement

41

Ship project history: First French inter-war submarine chasers.

Modernizations: to 1940, all: ASW armament consisted of 4 DCT, 1 DCR (10)

Naval service: Ch1 and Ch4 were scuttled at Toulon 27/11/1942, both were salvaged by Germans. Ch1 was sunk by Allied aircraft 6/8/1944, Ch4 served under German flag as UJ6077 and was sunk by Allied aircraft 5/7/1944.

Ch2 1939

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15