French submarine Perle (S606)

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the Perle submarine
Career (France)
Namesake: Pearl
Laid down: 22 March 1987
Launched: 22 September 1990
Commissioned: 7 July 1993
Homeport: Toulon
Fate: In active service
General characteristics
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)
Propulsion:

Pressurised water K48 nuclear reactor (48 MW) ; 2 turbo-alternators ; 1 electric engine (7 MW); one propeller

1 diesel-alternators SEMT Pielstick 8 PA 4V 185 SM; one auxiliary engine, 5 MW.
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
Complement:

10 officers
52 warrant officers

8 petty officers
Sensors and
processing systems:

DMUX 20 multifonction
ETBF DSUV 62C tugged antenna
DSUV 22 microphone system

DRUA 33 radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
ARUR 13
Armament:

[1] 4 × 533mm tubes.

  • total mixed load of 14;
    • F17 mod2 torpedoes
    • 14 Exocet SM39
  • Mines

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.

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