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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.

Click on the name of the submarine or class name for photographs and more information.

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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Action Over San Carlos by Geoff Lea.
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 On 27th November 1950, thousands of Chinese troops swarmed over the frozen Yalu river on the North Korean /Chinese border, cutting off US Marines in the Chosin Reservoir area. Over the next ten days the marines with air support from both the Navy and Marine Air Wings fought their way out of the trap to Hungnam and safety.

Frozen Chosin, Korea, December 1950 by David Pentland. (GL)
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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders (AP)
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 German ace Lt. Fritz Roth of Jasta 23, flying an Albatross D.Va scores his first of three balloons in one days action. By the wars end he had accounted for 20 balloons and 8 Allied Aircraft.

Balloon Buster, 25th January 1918 by David Pentland.
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 Squadron Leader J R Baldwin passes above a section of Mulberry Harbour near Arromanches, late in June 1944, his personalised Hawker Typhoon bearing the codes JBII.

JBII - Hawker Typhoon of Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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B129.  Concorde over Manhattan by Ivan Berryman.

Concorde over Manhattan by Ivan Berryman.
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 At the start of the No Fly Zone and in support of Libyan rebel forces, Tornado GR.4s of 9 Sqn were despatched from RAF Marham on 19th and 20th March 2011 for two of the longest operational missions since the Falklands campaign of 1982, each aircraft completing an 8 hour, 3000 mile round trip to destroy Libyan army ground weapons that were being used against civilians to quell the uprising.  All aircraft returned safely on both occasions.

Destination: Libya. Tornado GR.4s of 9 Squadron by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Americas first true aircraft carrier, the USS Langley (CV-1) is pictured making way at sea as a pair of Douglas DT-2s pass overhead.

USS Langley by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 None among Rackams crew were more resolute or ready to board or undertake anything that was hazardous. Quote taken from Captain C. Johnsons book. A General History of the Robberies and murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. (1724)

Anne Bonney, Mary Reid and Calico Jack Rackam by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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 With her pennant number GO4 painted out to accommodate a western approaches camouflage the destroyer HMS Onslaught punches her way through a heavy swell during escort duties in the north Atlantic

HMS Onslaught by Ivan Berryman.
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B69AP. HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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The assault ship HMS Fearless is shown dispatching her assault craft in San Carlos Water during the Falklands conflict of 1982. HMS Argonaut lies at anchor to her starboard with HMS Antrim in the extreme distance.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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A Tiger I and PAK 40 anti tank gun of the Müncheberg Division, field a final defence of the capital in front of the Brandenburg Gate under the shattered remains of the famous Linden trees. The under-strength division had just been formed the previous month from a mixture of ad hoc units and various marks of tank. Despite this it put up a spirited fight until its final destruction in early May.

Tiger at the Gate, Berlin, 30th April 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Replacements from 1st Battalion Irish Guards and Sherman tanks of the 46th Royal Tank Regiment move through the debris of Anzio town towards their jump-off positions for the Battle of Campoleone Station.

Anzio, Italy, February 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Depicting Polish Lancers escorting a generals carriage as they pass through an infantry bivouac during the Hundred Days Campaign.

The Generals Escort by Mark Churms. (P)
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 The Jacobite army led by Lord George Murray having fired their first devastating volley, cast down their muskets and pistols to engage Cobhams Dragoons in fierce close quarter combat.

Battle of Falkirk by Chris Collingwood.
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 Trapped within a rapidly decreasing perimeter, the exhausted BEF along with elements of the French 1st Army appeared to be at the mercy of the mighty Luftwaffe. No one though had reckoned on the brilliant leadership of Admiral Ramsay nor the gallant and unstinting efforts of the military and civilians who managed to rescue over 330,000 troops in nine days.

Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk, France 24th May - 4th June 1940 by David Pentland. (Y)
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Following Napoleons deposition of Ferdinand IV, King of Naples in favour of his brother Joseph Bonaparte, the British government ordered General Sir John Stuart to land a force in Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 6th of July the French force of 4,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry met the British force of 5,000 infantry. The battle was a British victory with losses of 330, compared to the French losses of 700 killed and 1,000 wounded with another 1,000 prisoners.

The Battle of Maida by De Louthembourg.
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Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield.  Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet.

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (P)
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 So Tell The Spartans, Stranger passing by that here, Obedient to their laws, we lie. In 480 BC the Spartans tried to defend the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians led by Xerxes. The Persian fleet had sailed along the coastline from northern Greece into the Gulf of Malia on the eastern Aegean Sea towards the mountains at Thermopylae. The Greek General and King Leonidas led the Greeks and tried to defend the pass of Thermopylae. All the defending Spartans were killed during the Battle of Thermopylae. Their defence and courage provided inspiration to the Greeks, and the following year the Greeks won battles against their old enemy the Persians.

Thermopylae 480BC, Spartan and Thespaian Hoplites. By Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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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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 Colin McRae and Nicky Grist.  Ford Focus WRC
High Flier by Michael Thompson.
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
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 The Welsh Six Nations Grand Slam of 2005 is completed as Wales beat Ireland in their final game. <br>Results : Cardiff, 5th February : Wales 11 - 9 England<br>Rome, 12th February : Italy 8 - 38 Wales<br>Paris, 26th February : France 18 - 24 Wales<br>Edinburgh, 13th March : Scotland 22 - 46 Wales<br>Cardiff, 19th March : Wales 32 - 20 Ireland.

Grand Slam 2005 by James Owen. (Y)
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Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
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