French submarine Eurydice (S644)
the Flore, sister-ship of the Eurydice
|Launched:||19 June 1962|
|In service:||26 September 1964|
|Out of service:||4 March 1970|
|Class & type:||Daphné class|
|Displacement:||869 tonnes surfaced
1,043 tonnes submerged
|Length:||57.75 m (189.5 ft)|
|Beam:||6.74 m (22.1 ft)|
|Draught:||5.25 m (17.2 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600 shp|
|Speed:||Submerged: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Snorkelling: 8 knots (15 km/h)
Surfaced: 12 knots (22.2 km/h)
|Range:||Surfaced: 10,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 7 knots (13 km/h)|
|Test depth:||300 metres|
On 4 March 1970, while diving in calm seas off Cape Camarat in the Mediterranean, 35 miles east of Toulon, a geophysical laboratory picked up the shock waves of an underwater explosion. French and Italian search teams found an oil slick and a few bits of debris, including a parts tag that bore the name Eurydice.
The cause of the explosion was never determined. All 57 crew were lost.
- "Daphné the Doomed". Time. 16 March 1970. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "Historique du sous-marin Eurydice" (in French). Net-Marine. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "La Flotte de guerre française en 1968" (in French). Net-Marine. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
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