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Aigrette-class submarine
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Aigrette, date unknown
Class overview
Name: Aigrette class
Operators:
Preceded by: Naïade class
Succeeded by: Émeraude class
Built: 1903 - 1905
In service: 1905 - 1919
Planned: 13
Completed: 2
Cancelled: 11
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 178 tonnes (175 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 253 tonnes (249 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 35.9 m (117 ft 9 in)
Beam: 4.04 m (13 ft 3 in)
Draught: 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × diesel engine, 150 hp (110 kW)
  • 1 × electric motor, 130 hp (97 kW)
Speed:
  • 9.3 knots (17.2 km/h) (surfaced)
  • 6.2 knots (11.5 km/h) (submerged)
  • Range:
  • 1,300 nautical miles (2,400 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h)
  • 65 nautical miles (120 km) at 3.8 knots (7.0 km/h) (submerged)
  • Test depth: 30 m (98 ft)
    Complement: 14 men
    Armament:

    The Aigrette-class submarines were a class of two submarines built for the French Navy between 1903 and 1905. They were essentially experimental submarines, and although in service during World War I, saw no action. The class was designed by Maxime Laubeuf and used Drzewiecki drop collar external torpedoes.

    Design

    35.9 m (117 ft 9 in) long, with a beam of 4.04 m (13 ft 3 in) and a draught of 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in), Aigrette-class submarines could dive up to 30 m (98 ft). The submarine had a surfaced displacement of 178 tonnes (175 long tons) and a submerged displacement of 153 tonnes (151 long tons). Propulsion while surfaced was provided by one 150 hp (112 kW) diesel motor and one 130 hp (97 kW) electric motor. The submarines' electrical propulsion allowed it to attain speeds of 6.2 knots (11.5 km/h; 7.1 mph) while submerged and 9.3 knots (17.2 km/h; 10.7 mph) on the surface. Their surfaced range was 1,300 nautical miles (2,400 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h) with a submerged range of 65 nautical miles (120 km) at 3.8 knots (7.0 km/h).[1][2][3]

    Ships

    Aigrette-class submarines
    Name laid down launched commissioned fate
    Aigrette 13 May 1902 23 February 1904 1905 Disarmed and sold for scrap on 14 April 1920 at Toulon[3]
    Cigogne 13 May 1902 8 November 1904 18 July 1906 Disarmed and sold for scrap on 14 April 1920 at Toulon[4]

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    See also

    References



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