French submarine Émeraude (S604)
Emeraude by Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer in early morning
|Laid down:||October 1982|
|Launched:||12 April 1986|
|Commissioned:||15 September 1988|
|Fate:||In active service|
|Class and 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)|
|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|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
On 30 March 1994, an accidental explosion occurred in the engine compartment while the boat was engaged in a naval exercise off Toulon. The explosion killed ten men, including the commander, who were examining the turbo-alternator room. The boat returned to base under diesel and battery power.
Tampion of the Emeraude
Notes and references
- Riding, Alan (30 March 1994). "10 Are Killed In French Sub On Exercises". New York Times. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "10 Killed on French Submarine". Washington Post. 31 March 1994. Archived from the original on 3 April 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
- "10 Die in French Submarine Accident". The Buffalo News. 30 March 1994. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
- "More bodies found near Air France crash site". Reuters. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- Sous-marin nucléaire d'attaque Emeraude netmarine.net
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