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List of French Submarines, 1863 - Now.

French submarines began with the Plongeur submarine which was launched in 1863 which was designed by Admiral Simeon Bourgois (1815 - 1887) and constructed in collaboration with Charles Brun.  This vessel marked a great advance in that she was driven by a compressed air engine, but it was not until the 1880's with the design of the Gymnote submarine, a single hull steel submarine boat designed by Gustave Zede, that a useful weapon was made of the submarines.

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Plongeur  16th April 1863 sold in 1937, fate unknown
 
Gymnote   24th September 1888  Stricken May 1908

Gymnote.

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Gustave Zede  (Q2)   1st June 1893  Stricken 1909
 
Morse  (Q3)   4th july 1899  Stricken November 1909
 
Narvel  (Q4)   21st october 1899  Stricken 1909
Sirene Class Submarines
Espadon  (Q13)  7th September 1901 Stricken November 1919

Espadon, c.1915

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Silure   (Q14)  29th October 1901 Stricken November 1919
Sirene  (Q5)  4th May 1901 Stricken November 1919
Triton   (Q6)  13th July 1901 Stricken November 1919

A Sirene Class submarine at Saint Malo.

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Submarines at Cherbourg, including three of what look like Sirene Class submarines.

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 Farfadet Class Submarines                     View Class
Farfadet  (Q7) 15th May 1901 Stricken November 1913
Gnome (Q9) 24th July 1902 Stricken June 1906
Korrigan   (Q8) 25th January 1902 Stricken June 1906
Lutin   (Q10) 12th February 1903 Stricken September 1907
 Morse Class Submarines
Algerien (Q12) 25th April 1901 Stricken May 1914

Algerien

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Francais   (Q11) 29th January 1901 Stricken May 1914
 Naiade Class Submarines                View Class
Alose (Q33) 12th October 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Anguille  (Q32 ) 8th August 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Bonite  (Q19) 6th February 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Castor  (Q26) 5th November 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Dorade (Q22) 5th November 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Esturgeon  (Q18) 8th January 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Grondin   (Q31)  15th July 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Loutre  (Q25)  25th August 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Ludion  (Q24)  18th March 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Lynx (Q23)  24th November 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Meduse  (Q29)  15th June 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Naiade  (Q15)  20th February 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Otarie (Q28)  16th April 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Oursin (Q30)  26th September 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Perle  (Q17)  1st November 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Phoque (Q27)  16th March 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Protee  (Q16)  8th October 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Souffleur (Q21)  20th April 1903 Stricken May 1914  
Thon  (Q20) 18th March 1904 Stricken May 1914  
Truite  (Q34)  14th April 1905 Stricken May 1914  
 
X  (Q35)  15th November 1904 Stricken May 1914  

French Submarine X

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French submarine X From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

 
Z  (Q36)  28th March 1904 Stricken March 1910 
 
Y  (Q37)  24th July 1905 Stricken May 1909

Aigrette Class                      View Class

Aigrette (Q38) 23rd January 1904 Stricken November 1919
Cigogne (Q39) 11th November 1904 Stricken November 1919

OMEGA SUBMARINE

Omega (Q40)  28th November 1905   Scrapped 1919

Emeraude Class

Emeraude (Q41) 6th August 1906 Scrapped November 1919
Opale (Q42) 20th November 1906 Scrapped November 1919
Rubis (Q43) 26th June 1907 Scrapped  November 1919
Saphir (Q44) 6th February 1908 Sunk 15th January 1915
Topase (Q45) 2nd July 1908 Scrapped November 1919
Turquoise (Q46) 3rd August 1908 Damaged by Turkish gunfire and subsequently beached, 30th October 1915.  Returned to French in 1919.

Turquoise.

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Circe Class

Calypso  (Q48) 20th October 1907  Sunk in a collision with Circe off Toulon 7th July 1914
Circe  (Q47) 13th September 1907 Torpedoed and sunk the German Submarine Minelayer UC24.  She was sunk on the 20th September 1918  by U47 ion the Adriatic

Guepe 1 Class

Guepe 1  (Q49)  Laid down 8th October 1904 C Construction stopped in March 1908
Guepe 2  (Q50)  Laid down 8th October 1904 C Construction stopped in March 1908

Pluviose Class                      View Class

Ampere  (Q68) 30th October 1909 Scrapped 1919
Berthelot  (Q66) 19th May 1909 Scrapped 1919
Cugnot   (Q76) 14th October 1909 Scrapped 1919
Floreal  (Q54) 18th April 1908 Sunk in collision with HMS Hazel a Royal navy armed Boarding steamer off Mudros
Fresnel  (Q65) 16th June 1908 Torpedoed and sunk after blowing up. by Austro Hungarian destroyers off Durazzo  5th December 1915
Fructidor  (Q58) 13th November 1909 Scrapped 1919
Gay - Lussac   (Q69) 17th March 1910 Scrapped 1919
Germinal  (Q53) 7th December 1908 Scrapped 1919
Giffard   (Q77) 10th February 1910 Scrapped 1919
Messidor  (Q56) 24th December 1907 Scrapped 1919
Monge  (Q67) 31st December 1908 Sunk by Austro Hungarian Cruiser Helgoland in the South Adriatic 29th December 1915
Papin  (Q64) 4th January 1908 Scrapped 1919
Pluviose  (Q51) 27th May 1907 Scrapped 1919
Prairial  (Q55) 26th September 1908 Sunk in collision with SS Tropic (British) off Le Havre 29th April 1918
Thermidor   (Q57) 3rd July 1909 Scrapped 1919
Vendemiaire  (Q59) 7th July 1907 Sunk after collision with French Battleship St Louis 8th June 1912
Ventose  (Q52) 15th September 1907 Scrapped 1919
Watt   (Q75) 18th June 1909 Scrapped 1919

Brumaire Class

Arago  (Q86) 29th June 1912 Scrapped 1921
Bernouilli   (Q83) 1st June 1911 4th April 1916. Broke into the port  Cattaro and blew the stern off Austrian destroyer Csepel. le Verrier on 28th July 1917 rammed the German U47 by accident. both firing torpedoes without hits. was Mined and sunk 13th February 1918
Brumaire (Q60) 29th April 1911 Scrapped 1930

Brumaire.

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Coulomb   (Q85) 13th June 1912 Scrapped 1919
Curie   (Q87) 18th July 1912 Scrapped 1923
Euler (Q71) 12th October 1912 Scrapped in the 1920's
Faraday   (Q78) 27th June 1911 Scrapped 1921
Foucault   (Q70)  15th June 1912 Bombed and sunk by Austrian Aircraft off Cattaro on 15th  September 1915
Franklin  (Q72) 22nd March 1913 Scrapped 1922
Frimarie  (Q62) 26th August 1911 Scrapped 1923
Joule  (Q84) 7th September 1911 Sunk by Mines in the Dardanelle's 1st May 1915
Le Verrier   (Q88) 31st October 1912 Scrapped 1925
Montgolfier  (Q81) 18th April 1912 Scrapped 1921

Montgolfier at Paris c.1916

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Newton   (Q80) 20th May 1912 Scrapped December 1925
Nivose  (Q63) 6th January 1912 Scrapped 1921
Volta   (Q79) 23rd September 1911 Scrapped October 1922

Archimede Submarine

Archimede 4th August 1909 Scrapped November 1919

Mariotte Submarine

Mariotte 2nd February 1911 Sunk by Turkish gunfire after being trapped in Submarine nets in the Dardanelle's 27th July 1915

French Submarine Mariotte.

Sunk by Turkish gunfire after being trapped in Submarine nets in the Dardanelle's 27th July 1915

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Mariotte  From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Amiral Bourgois  Submarine

Amiral Bourgois  (Q82) 25th November 1912 Scrapped November 1919

Charles Brun Submarine

Charles Brun  (Q89) 14th September 1910  Discarded June 1920 and scrapped soon after 

Clorinde Class

Clorinde  (Q90) 2nd October 1913 Scrapped January 1926
Cornelei  (Q91) 29th October 1913 Scrapped December 1926

Gustave Zede Class                        View Class

Gustave Zede  (Q92) 20th May 1913 Scrapped 1937
Nereide  (Q93) 9th May 1914 Scrapped February 1935

Amphitrite Class                     View Class

Amarante  (Q99) 11th November 1915 Scrapped 1925
Amphitrite (Q94) 9th June 1914 Scrapped  September 1935
Andromaque  (Q101) 13th February 1915 Scrapped 1931
Arethuse  (Q97) 20th April 1916 Scrapped 1927
Ariane  (Q100) 5th September 1914 Torpedoed and sunk by German UC22 during her trials 19th June 1917
Artemis  (Q96) 14th October 1915 Scrapped 1927
Astree  (Q95) 6th December 1915 Scrapped 1928
Atalante (Q98) 14th April 1915 Scrapped 1931

Bellone Class

Bellone (Q102) 8th July 1914 Discarded July 1935
Gorgone  (Q104) 23rd December 1915 Discarded July 1935
Hermione  (Q103) 15th March 1917 Discarded July 1935

Dupuy De Lome Class

Dupuy De Lome (Q105) 9th September 1915 Discarded July 1935

Dupuy Du Lome From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Sane (Q106) 27th January 1916 Discarded July 1935

Diane Class

Daphne (Q108) 25th October 1915 Stricken February 1935
Diane (Q107) 30th September 1916 Sunk 11th February 1918

Joessel / Fulton Class (1st series)             View Class

Fulton (Q110) 1st April 1919 Stricken July 1935
Joessel (Q109) 21st July 1917 Stricken April 1935

Armide Class

Amazone (SD4) August 1916 Stricken July 1932
Antigone (SD3) October 1916 Stricken August 1935
Armide (SD2) July 1915 Stricken July 1932

Armide.

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O'Byrne Class                View Class

Henri Fournier (SC6) 30th September 1919 Discarded July 1935
Louis Dupetit-Thouars (SC7) May/June 1920 Discarded November 1928
O'Byrne 22nd May 1919 Discarded July 1935
 
Maurice Callot 26th March 1921 Discarded 1936

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Submarine Maurice Callot pictured c.1930s off Toulon.  

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Pierre Chailley 19th December 1921 Stricken 1936

Pierre Chailley.

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Ex- Enemy Submarines

Roland Morillot (ex - UB26) Refloated 30th August 1917 Discarded January 1925
Victor Reveille (ex - U79) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 29th July 1935
Jean Autric (ex - U105) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 1937

Jean Autric.

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Jean Autric.

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Leon Mignot (ex - U108) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken July 1935
Rene Audry (ex - U119) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 1937
Halbronn (ex - U139) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken July 1935
Pierre Marrast (ex - U162) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 1936

Pierre Marrast

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Jean Roulier (ex - U166) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken July 1935
Trinite-Schillemans (ex - UB94) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 1935
Carissan (ex - UB99) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 1935
Jean Corre (ex - UB155) Commissioned 1918 - 1919 Stricken 1937

Requin Class                   View Class

Requin 19th July 1924 Scuttled 9th September 1943
Souffleur 1st October 1924 Torpedoed 25th June 1941
Marsouin 27th December 1924 Broken Up February 1946
Dauphin 2nd April 1925 Scuttled 15th September 1943
Narval 9th May 1925 Mined 15th December 1940
Morse 11th September 1925 Mined 16th June 1940
Phoque 16th March 1926 Sunk 28th February 1943
Espadon 28th May 1926 Scuttled 13th September 1943
Caiman 3rd March 1927 11th March 1944

Sirene Class                  View Class

Sirene 6th august 1925 Sunk 1944
Naiade 20th October 1925 Sunk 24th November 1943
Galatee 18th December 1925 Sunk June 1944
Nymphe 1st April 1926 Broken Up 1938

Ariane Class                     View Class

Ariane 6th August 1925 Scuttled 9th September 1942
Ondine 8th May 1925 Lost in Collision 3rd October 1928
Eurydice 31st May 1927 Sunk 22nd June 1944
Danae 11th September 1942 Scuttled 9th November 1942

Circe Class                        View Class

Circe 29th October 1925 Scuttled 6th May 1943
Calypso 15th January 1926 Sunk 30th January 1943
Thetis 30th June 1927 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Doris 25th November 1927 Torpedoed 9th May 1940

Redoutable Class                     View Class

Redoutable 24th February 1928 Sunk 11th March 1944
Vengeur 1st September 1928 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Archimede 6th September 1930 Sold for breaking up 19th February 1952
Fresnel 8th June 1929 Sunk 11th March 1944
Henri Poincare 10th April 1929 Scuttled 9th September 1943
Monge  25th June 1929 Sunk 8th May 1942
Pascal 19th July 1928 Sunk 11th March 1944
Pasteur 19th July 1928 Scuttled 18th June 1940
Poncelet 10th April 1929 Scuttled 9th November 1940
Achille 28th May 1930 Scuttled 19th June 1940
Ajax  28th May 1930 Sunk 24th September 1940
Acteon 10th April 1929 Sunk 8th November 1942
Acheron 10th April 1929 Sunk 24th November 1943
Argo  11th April 1929 Sold for breaking up 26th April 1946
Protee 31st July 1930 Sunk 29th December 1943
Pegase 28th July 1930 Sold for breaking up 10th June 1950
Persee 23rd May 1931 Sunk 23rd September 1940
Phenix 12th April 1930 Lost in accident 15th June 1939
Promethee 1930 Lost in accident 8th July 1932
L'Espoire 18th July 1931 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Le Glorieux 29th November 1931 Sold for breaking up 27th October 1952
Le Centaure 14th October 1932 Sold for breaking up 19th June 1952
Le Heros  14th October 1932 Sunk 7th May 1942
Le Conquerant 26th June 1934 Sunk 13th November 1942
Le Tonnant 15th December 1934 Scuttled 15th November 1942
Agosta 30th April 1934 Scuttled 18th June 1940
Sfax 6th December 1934 Sunk 19th December 1940
Casabianca 2nd February 1935 Sold for breaking up 12th February 1952
Beveziers 14th October 1935 Sunk 5th May 1942
Ouessant 30th November 1936 Scuttled 18th June 1940
Sidi Ferruch 9th July 1937 Sunk 11th November 1942

Saphir Class

Saphir 20th December 1928 Scuttled 15th September 1943
Turquoise 16th May 1929 Scuttled 6th May 1943
Nautilus 21st March 1930 Sunk 31st January 1943
Rubis 30th September 1931 Stricken 10th April 1949
Diamant 18th May 1933 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Perle 30th July 1935 Sunk in error 8th July 1944
 
Surcouf 18th October 1929 Sunk in Collision 18th February 1942

Surcouf.

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Argonaute Class

Displacement: 630 tons, and 798 tons when submerged.  Speed  14 knots on the surface and 9 Knots submerged.       Crew: 41  Armament: One 3  inch gun,  One 13.2 mm AA guns,  Six 21.7 inch torpedo Tubes,  and tow 15.7 inch Torpedo Tubes

Argonaute 23rd May 1929 Sunk 8th November 1942

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Argonaute.

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Arethuse 8th August 1929 Sold for breaking up March 1946
Atalante 5th August 1930 Sold for breaking up March 1946
La Vestale 25th May 1932 Sold for breaking up 14th August 1946
La Sultane 5th August 1932 Sold for breaking up 26th December 1946

Diane Class                View Class

Diane 13th May 1930 Scuttled 9th November 1942
Meduse 26th August 1930 Beached 10th November 1942
Antiope 19th August 1930 Sold for breaking up 26th April 1946
Amphitrite 20th December 1930 Sunk 8th November 1942
Amazone 28th December 1931 Sold for breaking up 26th April 1946
Orphee 10th November 1931 Sold for breaking up 15th April 1946
Oreade 23rd May 1932 Sunk 8th November 1942
La Sybille 28th January 1932 Sunk 11th November 1942
La Psyche 4th August 1932 Sunk 8th November 1942

Orion Class

Orion 21st April 1931 Broken up April 1943
Ondine 4th May 1931 Broken up April 1943

Minerve Class                     View Class

Iris 23rd September 1934 Sold for breaking up 1st February 1950
Minerve 23rd October 1934 Wrecked 19th September 1945
Venus 6th April 1935 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Junon 15th September 1935 Sold for breaking up 6th December 1954
Pallas 25th August 1938 Scuttled 9th November 1942
Ceres 9th December 1938 Scuttled 9th November 1942

Aurore Class                     View Class

Aurore 26th July 1939 Scuttled 27th November 1942
La Creole 8th June 1940 Sold for breaking up July 1961
La Favorite 5th November 1942 Sunk 6th July 1944
L'Africaine 7th December 1946 Broken Up 1963
L'Astree 3rd May 1946 Sold for breaking up December 1965
L'Andromede 17th November 1949 Sold for breaking up December 1965
L'Artemis 28th July 1942 Broken up 1967

 

Narval (ex - Italian Bronzo) Transferred 29th January 1944 Captured by Royal Navy on 12th July 1943.  Sold for scrapping January 1949

 

Curie (ex - British Vox) Transferred 1st May 1943 Returned to Royal Navy 17th September 1946
Doris (ex - British Vineyard) Transferred 30th June 1944 Returned to Royal Navy 18th November 1947
Morse(ex - British Vortex) Transferred 15th December 1944 (Renamed 1947) Returned to Royal Navy 17th September 1946

 

Roland Morillot (ex - German U2518) Transferred 1946 Captured by Royal Navy 1945, broken up 1968

 

U2326 (ex - German) Transferred 1946 (not Renamed) Taken over by Royal Navy 1945, lost in accident off Toulon 6th December 1946, without having been renamed.

 Saphir Class 

Saphir (S616) (ex - UK Satyr) Acquired 1951 Returned 1961
Sultane (S614) (ex - UK Statesman) Acquired 1951 Returned 1959
Sirene (S615) (ex - UK Spiteful) Acquired 1951 Returned 1958
Sibylle (S614) (ex - UK Sportsman) Acquired 1951 Lost 23rd September 1952

La Creole Class 

La Creole (S606) 8th April 1940 Broken up 1961
L'Africaine (S607) 7th December 1946 Broken up 1963
L'Astrree (S608) 3rd May 1946 Broken up 1966
L'Andromede (S601) 17th November 1949 Broken up 1966
L'Artemis (S603) February 1954 Broken up 1967

Narval Class 

Narval (S631) 11th December 1954 Stricken 1986
Marsouin (S632) 21st May 1955 Stricken 1986
Dauphin (S633) 12th September 1955 Stricken 1992
Requin (S634) 3rd December 1955 Stricken 1985
Espadon (S637) 15th September 1958 Stricken 1985
Morse (S638) 10th December 1958 Stricken 1986

Arethuse Class 

Arethuse (S635) 9th November 1957 Stricken April 1979
Argonaute (S636) 29th June 1957 Stricken 1982
Amazone (S639) 3rd April 1958 Stricken July 1980
Ariane (S640) 12th September 1958 Stricken March 1981

Daphne Class 

Daphne (S641) 20th June 1959 Stricken 1989
Diane (S642) 4th October 1960 Stricken 1988
Doris (S643) 14th May 1960 Stricken 1994
Eurydice (S644) 19th June 1960 Lost 4th March 1970
Flore (S645) 21st December 1960 Stricken 1989
Galatee (S646) 22nd September 1961 Stricken 1991
Minerve (S647) 21st May 1961 Lost 27th January 1968
Junon (S648) 11th May 1964 Stricken after 1995
Venus (S649) 24th September 1964 Stricken 1990
Psyche (S650) 28th June 1969 Stricken after 1995

S650 Psyche at Malta, 9th March 1998.

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S650 Psyche at Malta, 5th March 1998.

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Sirene (S651) 28th June 1969 Stricken after 1995

 

Gymnote (S655) 17th March 1964 Stricken 1986

Le Redoutable Class 

Le Redoutable (S611) 29th March 1967 Stricken 1991
Le Terrible (S612) 12th December 1969 Stricken after 1995
Le Foudroyant (S610) 4th December 1971 Stricken after 1995
L'Indomptable (S613) 17th August 1974 In service 2003
Le Tonnant (S614) 17th September 1977 Stricken after 1995
L'Inflexible (S615) 23rd June 1982 In service 2003

Agosta Class 

Agosta (S620) 19th October 1974 Stricken after 1995
Beveziers (S621) 14th June 1975 Stricken after 1995
La Praya (S622) 15th May 1976 Stricken after 1995
Ouessant (S623) 23rd October 1976 Stricken after 1995

S623 Ouessant at Malta, 18th March 2001.  Agosta Class Attack Submarine launched 23rd October 1976.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, March 2001.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, March 2001.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, March 2001.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, March 2001.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, March 2001.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, April 2001.

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S623 Ouessant at Malta, April 2001.

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Rubis Class 

Rubis (S601) (ex - Provence) 7th July 1979 In service 2003
Saphir (S602) (ex - Bretagne) 1st September 1981 In service 2003
Casabianca (S603) (ex - Bourgogne) 22nd December 1984 In service 2003
Emeraude (S604) 12th April 1986 In service 2003

Amethyste Class 

Amethyste (S605) 14th May 1988 In service 2003
Perle (S606) 22nd September 1990 In service 2005

Le Triomphant Class 

Le Triomphant (S616) 13th July 1993 In service 2003
Le Temeraire (S617) - In service 2003
 

A photograph of one of the first French submarines.

Goubet.  A battery operated submarine designed by Claude Goubet, built in 1885.  The design was unsuccessful, as was the follow up to this craft, the Goubet II, built in 1889.

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Unknown French Submarine - 1915

French submarines at Calais. Sent in by Jean Gillet.

 

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Major John Gilmour by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 A pair of Spitfire Mk.IXEs of 611 Squadron make their way home from a patrol during the summer of 1942. At this time 611 Squadron were based at Kenley and were the first squadron to receive the new Mk.IX putting it on equal terms, for the first time, with the formidable Focke-Wulf 190.

Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Amid a hail of defensive fire, Flt Lt D J H Maltby holds Lancaster ED906/G AJ-J steady for his bomb aimer John Fort to perfectly choose his moment to release the Upkeep Bomb that would ultimately breach and destroy the Mohne Dam during the famous Dambuster raids on the Ruhr on the night of 16th / 17th May 1943.

The One That Broke The Dam by Ivan Berryman.
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The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' returns from one of her 25 mission over France and Germany.  Memphis Belle, a  B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No.41-24485, was supplied to the USAAF on July 15th 1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group in September 1942  at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine.  Memphis Belle deployed to Scotland at Prestwick on September 30th 1942 and went to RAF Kimbolton on October 1st, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn on October 14th.1942.  Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Force heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact.  The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to promote and sell war bonds.  The Memphis Belle B-17 is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Coming Home by Tim Fisher.
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 The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, perform a roll in Lancaster formation over their base at RAF Scampton, the spiritual home of the famous 617 Squadron Dambusters Lancasters.  Each print is signed by the 2009 Red Arrows Team.

The Spirit of Scampton by Roy Garner. (Y)
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 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

Captain Robert Little by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Under the watchful eye of his more experienced tutor a trainee pilot gets his first taste of the Spitfire Mk.IIa, airborne from Tangmere early in 1941. the nearest aircraft is P7856 (YT-C) which enjoyed a long career, surviving until 1945.

The Fledgling by Ivan Berryman. (F)
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 On the night of 12th September 1944, Lancaster NF958 (LS-M) of No.15 Sqn was lost in the skies above Mannheim when it was attacked by the Messerschmitt Bf.110G-2 of Ofw Ludwig Schmidt of II/NGJ 6, the bomber receiving hits to the bomb bay which ignited the incendiaries still in their racks.  Five of the crew bailed out and were taken prisoner of war once captured.  The pilot, F/O Norman Overend RNZAF, did not escape the aircraft.  Flt Sgt Harry A Beverton was seen to leave the stricken Lancaster but was not seen again.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>Lancaster LS-M</i> :</b><br><br>F/O Norman Overend RNZAF<br>Sgt Barry J Howarth <i>(survived)</i><br>Sgt George B Thomson <i>(survived)</i><br>Flt Sgt John D Jones <i>(survived)</i><br>Flt Sgt Robert P E Kendall <i>(survived)</i><br>Flt Sgt Harry A Beverton<br>Sgt I Spagatner <i>(survived)</i>.

Incident over Mannheim by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade (F172) is shown passing the swing bridge as she enters Taranto Harbour.

HMS Ambuscade by Ivan Berryman (P)
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DHM1449. Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman
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Nimrod MR2P from 201 squadron based at RAF Kinloss, climbs away under full power during NATO exercises off the west coast of Scotland. The Nimrod has just completed simulated depth charge attacks on the fleet submarine HMS Spartan and is returning to Kinloss for breakfast. Spartan turns and heads for the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on the Gareloch.

Good Morning, Spartan by Robert Barbour.
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman (P)
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HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman.
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Captain Charles Vane was born in 1680, and was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping.  Vane began piracy in 1716 and lasted 3 years. Vane captured a Barbados sloop and then a large 12-gun brigantine, which he renamed the Ranger.   Vane was among the pirate captains who operated out of the Bohama at the notorious base at New Providence after the colony had been abandoned by the British.  His pirate attacks made Captain Charles Vane well known to the Royal Navy and in February of 1718 Vincent Pearse, commander of HMS Phoenix cornered Vane on his ship the Lark.  Vane  had heard of the recent royal pardons that had been offered to pirates in exchange for a guarantee they would quit plundering, so Vane claimed he had actually been en route to surrender to Pearse and accepted the pardon on the spot,  Charle Vane gained his freedom but as soon as he was free of Pearse he ignored the pardon and resumed his pirate ways.  Charles Vane was again captured and in 1721 was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica on March 29th 1721.

Captain Charles Vane by Chris Collingwood.
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 HMS Prince of Wales is shown firing on the Bismarck and in the background a huge black cloud is all that is left of HMS Hood.

HMS Prince of Wales by Brian Wood (P)
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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Oberfeldwebel Albert Kerscher, commander of 2nd company 511 Heavy Tank Battalion aided by a Panzer IV, two Hetzers, a Kingtiger and a Pak gun, successfully defended against concerted Soviet air and armoured attacks, his action buying valuable time for the evacuation of German wounded from Pilau and scoring his 100th victory in the process.

Kerschers Defence of Neuhauser Forest by David Pentland. (AP)
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 With Fixed Bayonets soldiers of 2nd battalion Scots Guards clear enemy positions of 5th Argentine Marine Battalion on the slopes of Tumbledown.

Battle for Tumbledown by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 The painting depicts the hand picked force led by General Mouton storming over the burning main Isar bridge and forcing an entry into the town of Mosseburg.
Passage Du Pont de Landshut by Louis Hersent (Battle of Landshut, 21st April 1809) (Y)
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The American Civil War saw not only the split between north and south but also even between family members.
Brother Against Brother by Chris Collingwood.
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 Captain R. Blair Paddy Mayne, and men of L detachment SAS, stop to discuss their location en route to Sidi Haneish airfield. The raid was a major victory, especially for the newly acquired jeeps, which played an important part in the destruction of some 40 enemy aircraft for the loss of one man.

Paddys Troopers, The Sidi Haneish Road, 17th July 1942 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Central Russia, 4th-12th July 1943. For Operation Citadel the Heavy tank battalion 503 was split into separate companies and attached to various panzer divisions. Rubbels 1st company went to 6th Panzer Division, and as such take part in the epic breakthrough on the 10th and 11th which came close to the collapse of the soviet southern front!

Alfred Rubbel at Kursk by David Pentland.
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 Probably depicts the rescue of gunners of the Royal Horse artillery (C-Battery) during the retreat from the battle of Maiwand.

Rescue of the Wounded by Lady Elizabeth Butler (Y)
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Showing the charge of the Scots Greys and the Inniskillings at Balaclava.
Charge of the Heavy Brigade by Orlando Norie.
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SPORT PRINTS

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Johnny Herbert is shown in the Benetton B195.  Herbert took a deserved victory at his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone, beating the Ferrari of Frenchman Jean Alesi into second place by more than 16 seconds, and ahead of fellow briton David Coulthard in the third placed Williams.  He also claimed victory at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.  Along with Michael Schumachers nine victories, Herbert  helped Benetton win their first constructors championship in the 1995 season.  The Formula One Benetton B195 was designed by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn for use in the 1995 Formula One season by Benetton.  The B195 was almost identical to the B194 but for a change of engine supplier from Ford to Renault V10 engine, the same type the rival Williams team was using.  With his first two Formula One wins under his belt in 1995, Johnny Herbert won just one more race, winning at the Nurburgring at the European Grand Prix in 1999, racing for Stewart Ford.  He retired from Formula One in 2000.

Johnny Herbert/ Benetton B.195 by Ivan Berryman
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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003. 
Battle of Britain by Dave Foord.
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B45. David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
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 Michael Schumacher celebrates another win for Ferrari.
Dream Team by Franklin.
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SP4AP.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms (AP)
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 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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 Jimmys total of 516 league appearances produced an amazing 357 goals.

Greavsie by Gary Keane.
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