French Navy Submarines

French Navy Submarines

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Ballistic Missile Nuclear-Powered Submarines (SSBN)

Redoutable Class LOA 420′ TDISP 8,000 tons submerged (6 built, all retired, 1 preserved)

Redoutable (1971 – 1991) Museum boat since 2002, Cherbourg-Octeville in purpose built drydockRedoutable SSBN museum Cherbourg 2018

Attack Submarines

Daphné class LOA 190′ TDISP 1,050 tons submerged (11, 2 lost, rest retired, 1 preserved)

Flore S-645 (1964 – 1989) Museum boat, Lorient.Flore Daphne class SS Lorient 2018

Aréthuse class  LOA 163′ TDISP 670 tons submerged (4, all retired, 1 preserved)

Argonaute S-636 (1958 – 1982) Museum boat at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris since 1991Argonaute Sub Paris 2016

Naïade-class LOA 78′ TDISP 74 tons submerged (20, all retired ca. 1914, 1 preserved)

Alose Q-33 (1904 – 1914)  sunk as target 1918, wreck discovered in 1975 and raised the next year, now a museum boat at Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises in Marseille Alose Marseille 2018.jpg

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