Rubis was a Saphir class submarine laid down by Arsenal de Toulon, and was launched in September 1931 for the French Navy, and was commissioned in April 1933. She was transferred to Cherbourg in 1937, and after the outbreak of World War Two she did several patrols, and laid mines outside the coastline of Norway in April 1940. When France surrendered in June 1940, she sailed to Scotland and immediately joined Charles de Gaulles Free French Forces. She sunk at least 19 ships during her career, and several more were sunk by mines she had laid out. Rubis was scuttled by the French Navy 31.January 1958 and used as a sonar target. The wreck rest today on a depth of 32 to 40 meter southeast of Saint Tropez.

Former names:
H 4, 202, P 15, S07
216,0 x 23,0 x 14,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
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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Last updated: December 2020