French submarine Céres (Q190)

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Career (France)
Name: Céres (Q190)
Namesake: Ceres
Builder: Chantiers Worms, Rouen
Laid down: 8 August 1936
Launched: 9 December 1938
Commissioned: 15 July 1939
Struck: 18 February 1946
Fate: Scuttled, 9 November 1942
Salvaged, 1943
General characteristics
Class & type: Minerve-class submarine
Displacement: 662 long tons (673 t) surfaced
856 long tons (870 t) submerged
Length: 68.1 m (223 ft 5 in)
Beam: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
Draught: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × diesels 1,800 bhp (1,342 kW)
2 × electric motors 1,230 shp (917 kW)
Speed: 14.2 knots (26.3 km/h; 16.3 mph) surfaced
9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph) submerged
Test depth: 80 m (260 ft)
Complement: 42
Armament:
  • 1 × 75 mm (3 in) deck gun
  • 2 × 13 mm (1 in) AA gun
  • 6 × 550 mm (21.7 in) torpedo tubes
  • 3 × 400 mm (15.7 in) torpedo tubes

Céres (Q190) was a Minerve-class submarine of the French Navy. The submarine was laid down at the Chantiers Worms shipyard in Rouen on 8 August 1936, launched on 9 December 1938,[1] and commissioned 15 July 1939.[2]

Following Operation Torch, she was scuttled by her crew at Oran on 9 November 1942, to prevent her from falling into the hands of the Allies.[1] She was later salvaged by the Allies in early 1943, but not put back into commission, and was eventually struck on 18 February 1946.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgason, Guðmundur (2013). "Céres". uboat.net. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "CÉRÈS". alamer.fr (in French). 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.