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Finnish submarine AG-16
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AG 13 (later AG 16) in 1917.
Career (Russia)
Class and type: American Holland class
Name: AG-13
Builder: Electric Boat Company
Completed: 1916
Fate: accidentally sunk, but raised
Renamed: AG-16
Commissioned: 21 July 1917
Fate: scuttled 3 April 1918
Career (Finland)
Name: AG-16
Commissioned: not commissioned
Fate: scrapped; beyond repair
General characteristics
Class & type: AG-class submarine
Displacement: 355 long tons (361 t) surfaced
433 long tons (440 t) submerged
Length: 150 ft 3 in (45.80 m)
Beam: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 diesel engines (480 bhp (360 kW))
2 electric motors (640 hp (480 kW))
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) (surfaced)
10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) (submerged)
Range: 1,750 nmi (3,240 km; 2,010 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) (surfaced)
25 nmi (46 km; 29 mi) at 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) (submerged)
Test depth: 164 feet (50 m)
Complement: 30
Armament: 4 × bow 17.9-inch (455 mm) torpedo tubes
(8 torpedoes)
1 × 47-millimeter (1.9 in) gun

The Russian submarine AG-12 was an AG-class (AG = Amerikansky Golland) submarine which served in the Gulf of Finland during World War I. During the war, Russian submarines operated from bases in Finland. AG-12 and three of her sisters were scuttled in Hanko harbor on 3 April 1918, just prior to the German landing there. AG-12 and AG-16 seemed to be in relatively good shape and the Finns decided to salvage them. AG-16 was transferred to Helsinki and the Finns asked both Germany and Electric Boat for estimates on the cost of repairs. The latter was so costly so only the German alternative remained. German experts evaluated AG-16, but the Finnish government never provided funds for the repairing of the submarine. The repairs would be costly and no shipyard were prepared to guarantee the results. The submarine was stored on dry land until 1929 when the Finnish government finally agreed on the new Fleet program, which also included new submarines. AG-16 was then scrapped.


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