Sunday, June 28, 2009

Submarine Cruiser

French Surcouf was the largest sub of the 30s:
2880 t deadweight, 4304 t fully submerged.
Armed with two 8-in guns, she also had a hangar for reconnaissance airplane.
Surcouf was powered by two diesels, 7600 h.p., and two electric motors, 3200 h. p.
She was lost in 1942 after a collision with American ship not far from Panama.

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