Sunday, 5 February 2017

French submarine Ventôse established depth record according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1910-1911 no. 5

An item reported that the French submarine Ventôse established a record with deliberately steaming during 24 minutes on a depth of 35 metres. Other submarines dived earlier to such a depth but it was still known that a submarine could stay there for some time. It was considered to be proved that the hull of this kind of boats was reliable and solid.(1)

1. Laid down at the Arsenal de Cherbourg, France in 1906, launched on 15 September 1907, completed on 5 October 1906 and stricken on 1 December 1919. Pennant Q 52. Of the Pluviôse-class.