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Bellone-class submarine
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Unidentified Bellone-class submarine underway at Toulon, 1914–18
Class overview
Name: Bellone
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Amphitrite class
Succeeded by: Diane class
Built: 1913–18
In service: 1914–35
Completed: 3
Scrapped: 3
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 540 t (531 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 804 t (791 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 60.6 m (198 ft 10 in) (o/a)
Beam: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in) (deep)
Draft: 3.41 m (11 ft 2 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 × 900 PS (660 kW; 890 hp) diesel engines
  • 2 × 400 PS (290 kW; 390 hp) electric motors
Propulsion: 2 shafts
Speed:
  • 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) (surfaced)
  • 9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph) (submerged)
Range:
  • 2,300 nmi (4,300 km; 2,600 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: 50 m (164 ft 1 in)
    Complement: 28 crew
    Armament:

    The Bellone class was a group of three submarines built for the French Navy during World War I.

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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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