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FS Rubis (S601)


Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine


France | 1983



"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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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for FS Rubis (S601).
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.
Propulsion
18.0 kts
20.7 mph
Surface Speed
25.5 kts
29.3 mph
Submerged Speed
Essentially Unlimited
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of FS Rubis (S601).
70
Personnel
Complement
241.0 ft
73.46 meters
O/A Length
25.0 ft
7.62 meters
Beam
21.0 ft
6.40 meters
Draught
2,400
tons
Displacement
2,600
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of FS Rubis (S601).
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.
Ships-in-Class (6)
Notable series variants as part of the FS Rubis (S601) family line as relating to the Rubis-class group.
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)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the FS Rubis (S601). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of France

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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
SUBMERGED ATTACK
OFFSHORE OPERATION
MARITIME PATROL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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