Tuesday, 16 May 2017

French navy stricken Naïde-class submarines according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 6

An item reported that the some time ago decommissioned submarines of the French Naïde-class were to be stricken while the combat value was too little to compensate the high costs for modernisation. The submarines were built between 1903-1904 with a displacement of 68 tons, a speed of 5-8 miles, armed with 2 torpedo tubes and a machinery consisting of a explosive engine and a electro motor.(1)

1. Totally 20 built of a design made by the French naval engineer Gaston Romazotti (26 July 1855 Molsheim, Bas-Rhin, France-18 September 1915 Paris, France).