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French submarine Archimède
Class overview
Name: Archimède
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Brumaire class
Succeeded by: Mariotte
Built: 1908–10
In commission: 1910–19
Completed: 1
Scrapped: 1
Career (France)
Name: Archimède
Namesake: Archimedes
Builder: Arsenal de Cherbourg
Laid down: 2 January 1908
Launched: 4 August 1909
Completed: 22 September 1910
Struck: 12 November 1919
Identification: Pennant number: Q73
Fate: Sold for scrap, 4 October 1921
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 580 t (571 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 809 t (796 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 60.9 m (199 ft 10 in) (o/a)
Beam: 5.63 m (18 ft 6 in) (deep)
Draft: 4.58 m (15 ft 0 in)
Installed power:
  • 840 PS (620 kW; 830 bhp) (diesels)
  • 610 PS (450 kW; 600 bhp) (electric motors)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × shafts; 2 × diesel engines
  • 2 × electric motors
  • Speed:
  • 14.9 knots (27.6 km/h; 17.1 mph) (surfaced)
  • 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph) (submerged)
  • Range:
  • 2,800 nmi (5,200 km; 3,200 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) (surfaced)
  • 99 nmi (183 km; 114 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) (submerged)
  • Complement: 3 officers and 25 crewmen
    Armament:

    Archimède was the only submarine of her class built for the French Navy during the first decade of the 20th century.

    Citations

    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 (1998) (in French). Des Émeraude (1905-1906) au Charles Brun (1908–1933). L'odyssée technique et humaine du sous-marin en France. 2. Bourg-en-Bresse, France: Marines édition. ISBN 2-909675-34-3. 

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