L'Africaine submarine model.jpg
Model of Africaine
History
France
Name: Africaine
Namesake: "African"
Captured: by Germany in June 1940
Germany
Name: UF-1
Acquired: June 1940
France
Name: Africaine
Launched: 7 December 1946
Out of service: 1961
Struck: Broken up on 28 February 1963
General characteristics
Class and type: Aurore-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 900 tonnes surfaced
  • 1170 tonnes submerged
Length: 73.5 m (241 ft)
Beam: 6.5 m (21 ft)
Draught: 4.2 m (14 ft)
Propulsion:
  • Diesel: 3000 shp (2237 KW)
  • 1400 shp (1044 KW) electrical
Speed:
  • 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) surfaced
  • 9 knots submerged
Range:
  • 5,600 nmi (10,400 km; 6,400 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
  • 2,250 nmi (4,170 km; 2,590 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
  • 80 nmi (150 km; 92 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged
Test depth: 100 m (330 ft)
Armament:
  • 1 × 100 mm (3.9 in) deck gun
  • 2 × 13.2 mm (0.52 in) machine guns
  • 9 × 550 mm (22 in) torpedo tubes

Africaine (Q196) ("African"[1]) was an Aurore-class submarine of the French Navy.

Still incomplete, the boat was captured by the Germans in June 1940 during World War II. She was renamed UF-1 on 13 May 1941 by the Kriegsmarine, but never completed during the German occupation of France.

The boat was recaptured, completed under her original name, and launched on 7 December 1946. Africaine was taken out of service in 1961 and was stricken on 28 February 1963 as Q334.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Africaine is the feminine form of "African".