French submarine Perle (S606)
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|Laid down:||22 March 1987|
|Launched:||22 September 1990|
|Commissioned:||7 July 1993|
|Fate:||In active service|
|Class & type:||Rubis class submarine|
|Displacement:||2600 t (2400 t surfaced)|
|Length:||73.6 m (241 ft)|
|Beam:||7.6 m (25 ft)|
|Draught:||6.4 m (21 ft)|
Pressurised water K48 nuclear reactor (48 MW) ; 2 turbo-alternators ; 1 electric engine (7 MW); one propeller
|Speed:||over 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Range:||8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi)|
|Test depth:||over 300 m|
DMUX 20 multifonction
 4 × 533mm tubes.
The Perle is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy.
She is the sixth and last of the Rubis series.
She was deployed in the Royal Navy Auriga 2010 exercise alongside 7 Royal Navy war ships and 1 US navy destroyer.
Notes and references
- Sous-marin nucléaire d'attaque Perle netmarine.net
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