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Photographer:ventuari [View profile]Title:PERALAdded:Jun 13, 2018
Captured:May 27, 2017IMO:UnavailableHits:658
Location:Cartagena, Spain
Photo Category: Museum Ships
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Submarine "PERAL" at Cartagena Naval Museum, Spain.
First fully electric submarine in the world.
Designed by the scientist, inventor and Spanish Navy officer Isaac Peral (Cartagena 01/06/1851 - Berlin 22/05/1895)
Builder: Arsenal de la Carraca. San Fernando (Cádiz)
Launch Date: 08 Sept. 1888
Displacement: 77 Mt. surfaced / 85 Mt. submerged
Dimensions: L. 22 meters, B. 2,37 meters, D. 2,76 meters
Engine: 2 Electric motors INMISCH 30 cv each one
Shafts: 2 horizontal aft., 2 vertical (1 fore and 1 aft).
Speed: 8 Knots surface.
Max. Deep: 30 meters.
Range: 200 miles low speed / 132 miles at 6 knots.
Armament: 1 torpedo tube forward with a total of 3 SCHWARTZKOPFF torpedoes (455 mms tube)
Crew: 12
A "must" for submarine lovers when you go to the beautiful Cartagena city. Very interesting and even you can see the inside through 2 small portholes in the starboard side hull.
You can see in the shot the rudder blade, the two shafts/propellers and the vertical aft propeller. To the left of the shot one brass SCHWARTZKOPFF original torpedo.
This design was well ahead of its time ( year 1888 ) with several inventions used in submarines today.
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More data and info in Spanish but several photos and drawings :
http://www.submarinoperal.com/el-submarino/caracteristicas-generales/
http://perso.wanadoo.es/pfcurto/peral.html
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