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FS Rubis (S601)


Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine (1983)


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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



Service Year
1983

Origin
France national flag graphic
France

Status
COMMISSIONED
In Active Service.
Complement
70
PERSONNEL


Class
Rubis-class
Number-in-Class
6
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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 list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Submerged Attack
Traveling under the surface to search, track, and / or engage or reconnoiter areas.
Offshore Operation
Activities conducted near shorelines in support of allied activities.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
241.0 ft
73.46 m
Beam
25.0 ft
7.62 m
Draught
21.0 ft
6.40 m
Displacement
2,400
tons
Disp.Submerged
2,600
tons


Installed Power: 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.
Surface Speed
18.0 kts
(20.7 mph)
Submerged Speed
25.5 kts
(29.3 mph)
Range
Essentially Unlimited


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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.


Supported Types


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None.


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