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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

SUBMARINES

SIRÈNE submarines (1901-1902)

Sirène 1906

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sirène Q005 Q3 Arsenal de Cherbourg 5/1900 4/5/1901 12/1901 stricken 11/1919
Triton Q006 Q4 Arsenal de Cherbourg 6/1900 13/7/1901 12/1901 stricken 11/1919
Espadon Q013 Q8 Arsenal de Cherbourg 1900 7/9/1901 6/1902 stricken 11/1919
Silure Q014 Q7 Arsenal de Cherbourg 1900 29/10/1901 6/1902 stricken 11/1919

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

157 / 213

Length, m

32.5

Breadth, m

3.90

Draught, m

2.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler / electric motor

Power, h. p.

250 / 100

Max speed, kts

9.8 / 5.8

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 600(7) / 55(3.8)

Armament

4 - 450 TC

Complement 13
Diving depth operational, m 30

Ship project history: Submersible boars of modified Narval type with double hull ordered on 20 May 1899 and 1 May 1900. Designed by Maxime Laubeuf. Initial cost was £24,700 each. They were built like torpedo-boats and submerged by the admission of water into the space between the skins. Machinery generally similar to Narval. These boats could dive in 6 minutes (Espadon) to 9 minutes (Triton).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Triton 1902

Ivan Gogin, 2014