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Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century

Posted on August 18, 2014 by team

Let us see what the Russian submarine fleet looked like in the early 20th century. Here we go…

Launch of an American Holland class submarine made at the Baltic factory.

Launch of a minelayer “Ersh” from the building slips of the Baltic factory.

The same submarine.

Submarine “Dolphin” being launched.

American Holland class submarine at the Baltic factory, 1910.

“Dolphin” submarine (1901 – 1904).

Emperor Nicholas II is listening to the report of the Russian captain at the Baltic shipbuilding and mechanical factory.

“Dolphin” submarine before modernization, 1904.

After the modernization, 1904.

“Dolphin” submarine and “Kasatka” (“Killer whale”) in the background.

“Dolphin” after the accident of May 5th, 1905.

“Akula” (“Shark”) submarine.

“Shark” submarine.

Submarine “Lioness”.

Another American Holland class submarine.

“Alligator” submarine.

Mini-submarines “Panther” and “Cheetah” getting ready for the launch.




“Flatfish” submarine.

“Flatfish” submarine in the southern bay of Sevastopol.

“Panther” submarine.

“Carp” submarine.

“Lynx” submarine.

“Walrus” submarine.

“Walrus” submarine.

“Walrus” submarine.


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3 Responses to “Russian Submarine Fleet In Early XX Century”

  1. Muzzlehatch says:

    Submarines back then were basically surface craft that could travel underwater for very short periods of time.
    I see that torpedo tubes were not used much in Russian subs.

    • petrohof says:

      in early subs it was easier to have drop torpedos on the outside since otherwise you needed to have inside space and some means to launch them when submerged.

  2. George says:

    Not sure I’d want to be on a submarine called “Flat fish”. Didn’t they just sit on the bottom, buried in the sand?

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