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    Post  whirlwind Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:03 pm

    Hi
    can any body tell me where i can get hull line drawings for the French daphne Class Submarine

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:29 pm

    I have nothing on the Daphene, so I can't help you out there. You've done a Google search, I take it?



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    Post  whirlwind Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:22 am

    Thank you for reply, yes i have been searching the web plenty of pictures nothing else , i am going to ask the South African Navy Museum again for some help seeing as they have a Daphne sub.
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    Post  gantu Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:23 am

    From which year??
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    Post  whirlwind Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:31 am

    What exactley do you mean "which year"?
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    Post  gantu Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:40 am

    1900, 1930, or 1960 ??
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    Post  david f Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:10 pm

    I assume that you mean the 1964 ones!
    My copy of "Submarines of the World" by Captain E L Schwab has (as usual!) no drawings.
    But some nice photos and also some information on substantial exports:

    Pakistan (Called Hangor class)(x4)
    Spain (Called Delfin in Spain)(x4)
    Portugal (Called Albacora)(x3)
    South Africa (Maria van Riebeck class) (x3)

    This may give you some useful leads.

    There is also a thriving French model submariners forum (It's name escapes me but search this Forum or Google it. You could post an enquiry. Suggest use Google Translate in French and don't mention the fact that the French lost 2 Daphnes in quick succession!)

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    PS I have just added the French, Dutch and German Forums into "Useful Links".
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    Post  gantu Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:38 pm

    Hi David Ehen i am home icontact you i do. have them. In my Computer See you
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    Post  whirlwind Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:20 pm

    Hi
    I think i need to tell you why i am looking for the hull lines for a daphne submarine. The south African navy took delivery of three Daphne class submarines between 1970 and 1972 which i am sure you are well aquainted . One is now  with the SA museum the S99 SAS Assegaai formally the SAS Johana Van Der Merwe, this boat is 100% complete and open to the public.
    I personally know nothing about submarines all i know is being EX RAF is we used to hunt them and try and sink them :-)
    As a model maker i want to make an accurate mold of a Daphne so the SA museum can cast models to sell in aid of the SAS Assegaai thats it in a nut shell
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    Post  david f Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:59 am

    Ah I see that is different. We immediately thought of you making and sailing a r/c submarine!

    So presumably you want to make and sell cast resin models. What sort of size?

    I think this is moving into quite specialist territory. There must be firms that produce cast warship replicas. (Scanning and 3D printing maybe??) This is getting out of my area of knowledge. I wonder if the RN submarine museum can give you some pointers?

    Presumably the museum are already selling plastic kits? (Which must be available for at least one of the Daphne variants?)

    Sorry that this answer consists mainly of questions!

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