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FS Rubis (S601)


Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine


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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 1/2/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1983
Status: Commissioned, in Active Service
Ships-in-Class: 6
Named Ships: 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)
Complement: 70
Length: 241 ft (73.46 m)
Width: 25 ft (7.62 m)
Height: 21 ft (6.40 m)
Displacement (Surface): 2,400 tons
Displacement (Submerged): 2,600 tons
Propulsion: 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): 25.5 kts (29 mph)
Range: Essentially Unlimited
Operators: France




Armament



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.

Air Wing



None.
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