(notice postage stamped on picture side of postcards in those days).
Background to Submarine Mystery Questions of the Week - can be found here 05/30/2010
Questions & Difficulty Levels (I-V):.
1) Was the sub's submerged displacement higher or lower than its surfaced? I
ANS: Higher (73.6 tons).
2) Was the sub's submerged range higher, lower, or the same as its surface range? II
ANS: Much Lower (30 miles).
3) Was the sub's surface speed higher or lower than its submerged speed? II
ANS: 17 percent higher.
4) What was the diameter of the torpedo tubes (in rounded inches)? III
ANS: 18 inches (17.7).
5) What was the sub's nationality and class name? III
ANS: French; the Naiade class.
6) What was the sub's name? IV
ANS: Phoque (seal).
7) What year were subs of this class stricken and are any examples extant? V
ANS: Stricken in May 1914; yes, the submarine Alose (1904) is exhibited at the Comex, Marseille. V
Submarines are always silent and strange.
Labels: France la Phoque Alose Comex Marseille postcard