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Sirène-class submarine (1901)
Class overview
Name: Sirène class
Builders: Arsenal de Cherbourg
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Narval
Succeeded by: Morse class
Completed: 4
Scrapped: 4
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 157 t (155 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 213 t (210 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 32.5 m (106 ft 8 in) (o/a)
Beam: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Draft: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Installed power:
  • 250 ihp (190 kW) (steam engines)
  • 100 bhp (75 kW) (electric motors)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × shafts; 2 × triple-expansion steam engines
  • 2 × electric motors
  • Speed:
  • 9.75 knots (18.1 km/h; 11.2 mph) (surfaced)
  • 5.8 knots (10.7 km/h; 6.7 mph) (submerged)
  • Range:
  • 500 nmi (930 km; 580 mi) at 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) surfaced
  • 55 nmi (102 km; 63 mi) at 3.75 knots (6.9 km/h; 4.3 mph) submerged
  • Complement: 13
    Armament: 4 × external 450 mm (17.7 in) Drzewiecki drop collar

    The Sirène-class submarines were a group of four submarines built for the French Navy during the first decade of the 20th century. They were stricken from the Navy List in November 1919.

    Ships

    Ship Laid down Launched[1] Completed
    Sirène (Q5) 4 May 1901
    Triton (Q6) 13 July 1901
    Espadon (Q13) 7 September 1901
    Silure (Q14) 29 October 1901

    Notes

    1. Gardiner & Gray, p. 207

    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. 
    • 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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