Sunday, 5 February 2017

Norwegian submarine Kobben built in Germany according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1910-1911 no. 5

An item reported that the Norwegian submarine Kobben had a displacement of 200 tons and as dimensions 39,3 x 3,7 metres. Two gasoline supplying totally 440 hp. Speed 12 (surfaced)-8 (submerged) miles. Two torpedo tubes in bow. Crew numbered 12 men included 2 officers. Launched on 5 May 1909. Diving depth during trials 50 metres.(1)

1. Built by Germania werft. Improved design of the for Russia built submarines. Since 1913 the A-1. Served mainly as training vessel and finally sodl to be broken up in 1933.