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FS Rubis (S601)

Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

FS Rubis (S601)

Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



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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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 1983
STATUS: Commissioned, in Active Service
SHIP CLASS: Rubis-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (6): 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)
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OPERATORS: France
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base FS Rubis (S601) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW / COMPLEMENT: 70
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LENGTH: 241 feet (73.46 meters)
BEAM: 25 feet (7.62 meters)
DRAUGHT: 21 feet (6.40 meters)
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 knots (21 miles-per-hour)
SPEED (SUBMERGED): 25.5 miles-per-hour (29 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: Essentially Unlimited
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



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MEDIA