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|Displacement:||609 tonnes (599 long tons) surfaced
757 tonnes (745 long tons) submerged
|Speed:||13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph) surfaced
7.5 knots (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) submerged
|Range:||3,500 mi (5,600 km) at 7.5 kn (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph)|
|Armament:||7 × 550 mm (22 in) torpedo tubes
1 × 76 mm (3 in) deck gun
2 × 8 mm (0.31 in) machine guns
The Sirène class submarines were a sub-class of the 600 Series built for the French Navy prior to World War II. There were four vessels in the class, built to a Loire-Simonot design. They were ordered in 1925 and completed by 1927. The four boats of the Sirène class saw action during the Second World War, from September 1939 until the French armistice in June 1940.
The Sirène’s had a displacement of 609 tons surfaced and 757 tons submerged. They had an endurance of 3,500 miles at 7.5 knots, with a maximum surface speed of 13.5 knots, and a submerged speed of 7.5 knots. Their armament was seven torpedo tubes (3 forward, 2 midships, and 2 aft) with an outfit of 13 torpedoes. As with all French submarines of this period, the midships torpedo tubes were fitted externally in trainable mounts. They had a single 3 inch/76 mm and two 8 mm machine guns, and were manned by crews of 41 men.
- Sirène, scuttled November 1942 Toulon; raised, sunk in air raid June 1944.
- Naïade, scuttled November 1942 Toulon; raised, sunk in air raid twice; April 1943, November 1943.
- Galatée, scuttled November 1942 Toulon; raised, sunk in air raid June 1944.
- Nymphe, decommissioned in 1938.
- Bagnasco p44
- Conway, p.272
- Bagnasco, E :Submarines of World War Two (1977) ISBN 0-85368-331-X
- Conway : Conways All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1922-1946 (1980) ISBN 0 85177