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CH41 submarine chasers (1940)

German RA3 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ch41, 1940- Audierne Q041 Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 1/5/1939 1940 captured by UK 3/7/1940, FNFL 1940, BU 6/1952
Ch42, 1940- Larmor Q042 Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 18/9/1939 1940 captured by UK 3/7/1940, FNFL 1940, BU 1949
Ch43, 1940- Lavandou Q043 Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 23/3/1940 1940 captured by UK 3/7/1940, FNFL 1940, BU 1/1950
Ch44   Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 10/6/1940 --- // 1/1942 completed as German RA1
Ch45   Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 1941 --- // 3/1942 completed as German RA2
Ch46   Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 24/10/1942 --- // 8/1943 completed as German RA6
Ch47   Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 1943 --- // 9/1943 completed as German RA7
Ch48   Ch de Normandie, Fécamp 1938 8/7/1943 --- // 10/1943 completed as German RA8
  

Displacement standard, t

126

Displacement full, t

160

Length, m

37.4

Breadth, m

5.53

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

1130

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 6.5

Endurance, nm(kts) 1100(13)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 8/80, 4 DCT, 1 DCR (10)

Complement

23

Ship project history: Wooden hull. Ch44, 45 and 46 were completed by Germans as RA4, 3 and 5 respectively. Their fate is unknown. Ch47 and 48 were broken up by Germans on slipways.

Modernizations: 1942, FNFL ships: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII.

Naval service: Ch41, 42 and 43 were captured by British 3/7/1940 and later transferred to FNFL.

Ch42 1942

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15