Gustave Zédé-class submarine

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Halbronn & Gustave Zédé.jpeg
A Gustave Zédé-class submarine in the background behind the ex-German SMS U-139 in French service as Halbronn, Brest, France, February 1919
Class overview
Name: Gustave Zédé
Builders: Arsenal de Cherbourg
Operators:  French Navy
Preceded by: Clorinde class
Succeeded by: Amphitrite class
Built: 1911–16
In commission: 1914–37
Completed: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • 820–849 t (807–836 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 1,047–1,098 t (1,030–1,081 long tons) (submerged)
Length: 74 m (242 ft 9 in) (o/a)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in) (deep)
Draft: 3.75 m (12 ft 4 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) (surfaced)
  • 10–11 knots (19–20 km/h; 12–13 mph) (submerged)
Range:
  • 1,400–3,120 nmi (2,590–5,780 km; 1,610–3,590 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) (surfaced)
  • 90–135 nmi (167–250 km; 104–155 mi) at 4–5 knots (7.4–9.3 km/h; 4.6–5.8 mph) (submerged)
Complement: 47 officers and crewmen
Armament:
  • 2 × 450 mm (17.7 in) bow torpedo tubes
  • 3 × twin external 450 mm torpedo launchers

The Gustave Zédé class was a pair of submarines built for the French Navy just before World War I.

Ships[edit]

Ship Launched Completed
Gustave Zédé (Q92) 20 May 1913 10 October 1914
Néréide (Q93) 9 May 1914 31 October 1916

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Couhat, Jean Labayle (1974). French Warships of World War I. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0445-5.
  • Gardiner, Robert & Gray, Randal (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5.
  • Garier, Gérard (2002). A l'épreuve de la Grande Guerre. L'odyssée technique et humaine du sous-marin en France (in French). 3–2. Bourg-en-Bresse, France: Marines édition. ISBN 2-909675-81-5.
  • Garier, Gérard (2000). Des Clorinde (1912-1916) aux Diane (1912–1917). L'odyssée technique et humaine du sous-marin en France (in French). 3–1. Bourg-en-Bresse, France: Marines édition. ISBN 2-909675-54-8.
  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). "Classement par types". Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 2, 1870 - 2006. Toulon: Roche. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.

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