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S Class (1914) SS

This class of submarines was an experimental attempt to try something new and quite different.

They were built to an Italian design, and had a double hull, together with ten internal bulkheads to give improved safety and strength.

The first two boats were trialled and used operationally for a while. But they were found to be slow to dive in comparison with British designs. 

All three boats were sold to the Italian Navy soon after Italy entered WW1.

 

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This page last edited - 07 April, 2013.

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