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MÜSTECİP ONBAŞI submarine (1910/1915)

Mütecip Onbaşi 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Müstecip Onbaşi (ex-Turquoise)   Arsenal de Toulon, France 10/1903 3/8/1908 12/1910 // 11/1915 battery charging plant 12/1915

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

392 / 425

Length, m

44.9

Breadth, m

3.90

Draught, m

3.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sautter-Harlé diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

600 / 200

Max speed, kts

11.5 / 9.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(7.3) / 100(5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 37/40 M1902, 6 - 450 TT (4 bow, 2 stern)

Complement 21
Diving depth operational, m 40

Ship project history: Single-hull type boats to a design by Maugas, built under the 1903 programme. Although proper submarines their surface buoyancy was not good; similarly their diesels were poorly designed which meant that trials were delayed and fraught with problems.

    Turquoise stranded in the Dardanelles 30/10/1915, was seized by the Turks, salvaged that day and commissioned 10/11/1915.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In December 1915 Müstecip Onbaşi was converted to floating battery charging plant for German submarines. She was stricken in October 1918, 1/7/1919 officially returned to France and in 1921 broken up at Istanbul.

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