Russian submarine Forel

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Career (Russian Empire)
Name: Forel
Ordered: 1908
Builder: Krupp, Kiel, Germany
Launched: 1903
Commissioned: 1904
Decommissioned: 1911
Fate: decommissioned
General characteristics
Displacement: 16tons surfaced
17 tons submerged
Length: 13.1 m
Beam: 2.1 m
Draft: 2.1m
Propulsion: 1 shaft electric motor, 60 hp
Speed: 3.5 knots (6.5 km/h) surfaced
4 knots (7 km/h) submerged
Range: 20 nm
Complement: 4
Armament: 2 x 18-inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes (bow)

Forel (Russian: Форель, German: Forelle - Trout) was a midget submarine built for the Imperial Russian Navy by Krupp in Kiel, Germany. She was delivered to Russia in May 1904 as a gift fom the Krupp company after an order for 3 submarines for the Russian navy (Karp-type, basis for the German U-1) and later shipped to Vladivostok by rail at the time of the Russo-Japanese War. She was not successful and was decommissioned in 1911.


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