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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

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C1 submarine chasers (1917-1918)

C1 1917

Ch25 1940

Names

C1 (ex-SC8), C2 (ex-SC7), C3 (ex-SC9), C4 (ex-SC10), C5 (ex-SC5), C6, 7 (ex-SC11, 12), C8 (ex-SC16), C9 - 11 (ex-SC13 - 15), C12 (ex-SC67), C13, 14 (ex-SC65, 66), C15 (ex-SC76), C16 (ex-SC75), C17 (ex-SC243), C18 (ex-SC347), C19 - 21 (ex-SC315 - 317), C22 (ex-SC348), C23 (ex-SC29), C24 (ex-SC28), C25 (ex-SC160), C26 (ex-SC172), 9/1939- VP108, 1942- V88, C27 (ex-SC314), C28 (ex-SC318), C29 (ex-SC170), C30 (ex-SC350), C31 (ex-SC173), 1925- VP107 Colonel Casse, C32 (ex-SC175), C33 (ex-SC30), C34 (ex-SC142), C35 (ex-SC146), C36 (ex-SC161), C37 (ex-SC169), C38 (ex-SC176), C39 (ex-SC171), C40 (ex-SC174), C41, 42 (ex-SC32, 33), C43 (ex-SC140), C44 (ex-SC162), C45 (ex-SC313), C46 (ex-SC31), C47 (ex-SC249), C48 (ex-SC163), C49 - 51 (ex-SC362 - 364), C52 (ex-SC374), C53 (ex-SC379), C54 (ex-SC357), C55 (ex-SC375), C56 (ex-SC358), C57 (ex-SC361), C58 (ex-SC372), C59 (ex-SC377), C60 (ex-SC359), C61 (ex-SC371), C62 (ex-SC373), C63 (ex-SC378), C64 (ex-SC381), C65 (ex-SC394), C66 (ex-SC393), C67, 68 (ex-SC395, 396), C69 (ex-SC382), C70 - 72 (ex-SC365 - 367), C73 (ex-SC360), C74 (ex-SC376), C75 (ex-SC380), C76, 77 (ex-SC383, 384), C78, 79 (ex-SC397, 398), C80 - 82 (ex-SC385 - 387), C83 (ex-SC399), C84 (ex-SC405), C85 (ex-SC402), C86 (ex-SC400), C87, 88 (ex-SC403, 404), C89 (ex-SC392), C90 - 92 (ex-SC388 - 391), C93 (ex-SC141), C94 (ex-SC406), C95 - 97 (ex-SC368 - 370), C98 (ex-SC401), C99 (ex-SC177)

Builders

New York N Yd, Brooklyn, USA: C1 - 11, 23, 24, 33, 41, 42, 46

Mathis YB, Camden, USA: C12 - 14, 64, 69, 76, 77, 80

Hiltebrant, Kingston, USA: C15, 16, 52, 55, 58, 61, 62

Eastern SY, Greenport, USA: C17

College Point Boat, USA: C18, 22, 30, 49, 54, 56, 57, 60, 73

Jacob, City Is, USA: C19 - 21, 27, 45

Wheeler, Brooklyn, USA: C25, 36, 44, 48

Matthews Boat, Port Clinton, USA: C26, 29, 31, 32, 37 - 40, 81, 82, 89 - 92, 99

Luders, Stamford, USA: C28

Rocky River, USA: C34, 84, 87, 88, 94

Vinyard BB, Milford, USA: C35

Hartman-Greiling, Green Bay, USA: C43, 93

Chance, Annapolis, USA: C47

ELCO, Bayonne, USA: C50, 51

Kyle & Purdy, City Is, USA: C53, 59, 63, 74, 75

New York Yacht, Morris Heights, USA: C65 - 68, 78, 79, 83, 85, 86, 98

Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, USA: C70 - 72, 95 - 97

Commissioned

1917: C1 - 29, 39, 40, 93, 99

1918: C30 - 38, 41 - 92, 94 - 98

Losses

C25 (27/11/1942), V88 (ex-C26) (9/11/1942), C43 (2/7/1918), C81 (captured by Germans 8/12/1942), C91 (10/1937), C93 (15/12/1917), C96 (12/1931), C98 (captured by British 6/1940)

Transfers

Bulgaria, 10/1921: C27 (Беломорец <Belomorets>), C80 (Черноморец <Chernomorets>)

Discarding

early 1920s: majority of boats

1921: C11

1931: C72

1932: C67

1936: C92

10-12/1939: C51, 56, 58, 74, 95

1947: Colonel Casse (ex-C31)

 

Displacement normal, t

75

Displacement full, t

85

Length, m

32.0 pp 33.5 oa

Breadth, m

4.70

Draught, m

2.30

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Standard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

660

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

petrol 9080 l
Endurance, nm (kts) 1000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 1 DCT ("Y"-gun)

Complement 27

 

Ship project history: Sister-boats of USN 110ft SCs built in 1917-1919. SC141 sank as result of collision en route to Europe 15/12/1917 and never received French number.

Modernizations: 1930s, all survived: + 2 x 1 - 8/80

Naval service: C25 was scuttled at Toulon 27/11/1942. Fate of C74 is unknown. C81 was 8/121942 captured by Germans at Bizerte and scuttled 6/5/1943. C98 was captured by British 3/7/1940.

  

C60 1920

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