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FS Rubis (S601)


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FS Rubis S601, the lead boat of her class, is a carry-over from the late Cold War period and continues to serve the modern French Fleet today.



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Specifications



Year:
1983
Status
Commissioned, in Active Service
Complement
70 Personnel
Ship Class [ Rubis-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 6 ] Ship Names: FS Rubis (FS Provence) (S601); FS Saphir (FS Bretagne) (S602); FS Casablanca (Bourgogne) (S603); FS Emeraude (S604); FS Amethyste (S605); FS Perle (S606); FS Turquoise (S607) (cancelled); FS Diamat (S608) (cancelled)
National flag of France France
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
- Long-Range
Length:
241 ft (73.46 m)
Width / Beam:
25 ft (7.62 m)
Height / Draught:
21 ft (6.40 m)
Displacement (Surface):
2,400 tons
Displacement (Submerged):
2,600 tons
1 x K48 pressurized water nuclear reactor unit developing 64,000 horsepower with 2 x Turbo-alternators and 1 x Electric Engine (9,400 horsepower) driving 1 x Shaft astern.
Speed (Surface):
18 kts (21 mph)
Speed (Submerged):
26 kts (29.34 miles)
Range:
Essentially Unlimited
4 x 533mm (21") torpedo tubes (bow-facing) with 14 x Torpedo reloads. Support for 14 x SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles or naval mines in place of torpedo stock.
None.

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