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Diane-class submarine
DaphnéAtAnchor.jpeg
Daphné at anchor, 1920s
Class overview
Name: Diane
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Bellone class
Succeeded by: Dupuy de Lôme class
Built: 1913–17
In service: 1916–35
Completed: 2
Lost: 1
Scrapped: 1
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 673 t (662 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 901 t (887 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 68 m (223 ft 1 in) (o/a)
Beam: 5.53 m (18 ft 2 in) (deep)
Draft: 3.56 m (11 ft 8 in)
Installed power:
  • 2 × 900 PS (660 kW; 890 hp) diesel engines
  • 2 × 700 PS (510 kW; 690 hp) electric motors
Propulsion: 2 shafts
Speed:
  • 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) (surfaced)
  • 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph) (submerged)
Range:
  • 2,600 nmi (4,800 km; 3,000 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)
  • Complement: 34 crew
    Armament:
    • 2 × internal bow 450 mm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes
    • 2 × external bow 450 mm torpedo tubes
    • 2 × external stern 450 mm torpedo tubes
    • 4 × single external 450 mm rotating torpedo launchers
    • 1 × single 75 mm (3.0 in) Canon de 75 modèle 1897 deck gun (Daphné only)

    The Diane class was a pair of 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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