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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

CIRCÉ submarines (1929-1930)

Circé 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Circé Q125 Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône 2/1923 29/10/1925 6/1929 captured by Germany 8/12/1942, to Italy (FR117)
Calypso Q126 Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône 2/1923 15/1/1926 6/1929 captured by Germany 8/12/1942
Thétis Q134 Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône 7/1923 30/6/1927 6/1929 scuttled 27/11/1942
Doris Q135 Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône 7/1923 25/11/1927 1930 sunk 9/5/1940

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

615 / 776

Length, m

62.5

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

3.99

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Schneider diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

1250 / 1000

Max speed, kts

14 / 7.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 60

Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(7.5) / 75(5)

Armament

7 - 550 TT (2 bow, 2 ext bow, 1 ext stern, 1 x 2 ext, 13), 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1925, 2 x 1 - 8/80

Complement 41
Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: Schneider-Laubeuf type. Built under the 1922 program. Variant of Sirène design.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Doris after diesel incapacitation was sunk 9/5/1940 by German submarine U9 at coast of Holland. Circé and Calypso were captured by Germans at Bizerte 8/12/1942 and transferred to Italians, they never been commissioned again. Circé was renamed FR117 and scuttled at Italian departure 6/5/1943. Calypso was destroyed by Allied air bombs 30/1/1943. Thétis was scuttled at Toulon 27/11/1942.

Thétis

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14