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Amphitrite-class submarine
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Class overview
Name: Amphitrite
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Gustave Zédé class
Succeeded by: Bellone class
Built: 1913–18
In service: 1915–35
Completed: 8
Lost: 1
Scrapped: 7
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 424 t (417 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 614 t (604 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 53.95 m (177 ft 0 in) (o/a)
Beam: 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in) (deep)
Draft: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 650 PS (480 kW; 640 hp) diesel engines
  • 2 350 PS (260 kW; 350 hp) electric motors
Propulsion: 2 shafts
Speed:
  • 12–13 knots (22–24 km/h; 14–15 mph) (surfaced)
  • 9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph) (submerged)
Range:
  • 1,300 nmi (2,400 km; 1,500 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) (surfaced)
  • 100 nmi (190 km; 120 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) (submerged)
  • Test depth: 40 m (131 ft 3 in)
    Complement: 27 crew
    Armament:

    The Amphitrite class was a group of eight submarines built for the French Navy just before World War I and completed during the war.

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    Bibliography

    • Couhat, Jean Labayle (1974). French Warships of World War I. London: Ian Allen. ISBN 0-7110-0445-5. 
    • Gardiner, Robert & Gray, Randal (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
    • Garier, Gérard (2002) (in French). A l'épreuve de la Grande Guerre. L'odyssée technique et humaine du sous-marin en France. 3–2. Bourg-en-Bresse, France: Marines édition. ISBN 2-909675-81-5. 
    • Garier, Gérard (2000) (in French). Des Clorinde (1912-1916) aux Diane (1912–1917). L'odyssée technique et humaine du sous-marin en France. 3-1. Bourg-en-Bresse, France: Marines édition. ISBN 2-909675-54-8. 
    • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). "Classement par types". Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 2, 1870 - 2006. Toulon: Roche. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 

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