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Ariane-class submarine
Class overview
Builders: Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand
Operators:  France
Completed: 4
Lost: 4
General characteristics
Length: 64 metres (210 ft)
Beam: 6.2 metres (20 ft)
Draught: 4.1 metres (13 ft)
Speed: 14 knots (16 mph) surface, 7.5 knots (8.6 mph) submerged
Complement: 41 men
Armament:

1x 75 mm (3.0 in) gun.

2x 13.2 mm (0.52 in) AA gun.

7x 21.7 inches (55 cm) torpedo tubes (6 bow / 1 stern).

The Ariane class were a sub-class of the 600 series submarines, made by France in the interwar period.[1] Most of them served during World War Two, except for Ondine, which sank on its test trial due to collision in 1928.[2]

History

The Ariane class, or subclass, was built under the Normand-Fenaux type. They were considered the most successful of the 600 series submarines.[3] It was made up of four submarines, Eurydice, Ariane (the lead ship), Danaé, and Ondine.[2]

Submarines

Ship Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Fate
Eurydice Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand[4] 18 Apr 1924 [4] 31 May 1927 [4] 1 Sep 1929 [4] Scuttled on 27 November 1942 to prevent her capture from the Germans.[4]
Danaé 18 Apr 1924 [5] 11 Sep 1927 [5] Unknown Scuttled on 9 November 1942, at Oran.[5]
Ariane 6 Aug 1923[6] 6 Aug 1925 [6] 1 Sep 1929[6] Scuttled on 9 November 1942, at Oran.[6]
Ondine 1923[3] 5 August 1925[3] 1928[3] Sunk due to collision on test trial in 1928[2]

See also

References

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