Rubis

France,Mediterranean

Rubis was a Saphir class submarine built by Arsenal de Toulon and launched in September 1931. She was ready for service in April 1933 and was based in Toulon. She was transferred to Cherbourg in 1937, and after the world war two started in 1939, she participated with laying mines outside Norway in April 1940. When France surrendered in June 1940 she sailed to Scotland and immediately joined Charles de Gaulles Free French Forces. She then got an active career and sunk at least 19 ships and several more sunk by mines she had laid out. Rubis was sunk by the French navy 31.January 1958 and rest today on a depth of 32 to 40 meter southeast of Saint Tropez.


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Rubis
H 4, 202, P 15, S07
216,0 x 23,0 x 14,0 f
     
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761 displ ( surfaced )
Toulon ( FR ) 1931
Toulon ( FR )

43° 11' 37'' N, 06° 42' 10'' E
( Source: Nicoblon )



Picture: Diamant, a Saphir class submarine
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Picture: Official Navy flag used by the
Free French forces during second world war


Last updated: May 2019