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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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Return From Leipzig by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 Undoubtedly one of the truly great Aces of the First World War, William Billy Bishop became celebrated for his technique of actively seeking out the enemy and bringing the fight to him, rather than the more usual practice of patrolling in search of enemy activity. An example of this was his single-handed attack on a German airfield in June 1917 when he destroyed not only a number of aircraft on the ground, but then successfully despatched another seven Albatross scouts that took off to engage him. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1917 and his final tally when the war ended was 72 confirmed victories. He is depicted here in his Nieuport Scout B1566 in combat with a Pfalz D.III.

Captain William Billy Bishop by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history.

Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman.
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.   Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield.

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 With the familiar Lincolnshire countryside beckoning, a Lancaster of the famous 617 Dambusters Squadron, makes its final approach after a raid on Germany, late summer 1944. Gerald Coulsons painting Summer Harvest winds the clock back sixty years, recreating a typical East Anglian countryside scene in late 1944. With the sun well above the horizon, a Lancaster comes thundering in on finals after a gruelling night precision bombing mission over Germany. Below, farm workers busy gathering the summer harvest, stop to marvel at the sheer power and majesty of the mighty aircraft, and to dwell briefly on what horrors its crew may have endured on their perilous journey.

Summer Harvest by Gerald Coulson.
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 Mystery still surrounds just why Manfred von Richthofen risked so much in chasing the novice pilot Wilfred Wop May into Allied-occupied territory on the morning of Sunday, 21st April 1918, but it was to be his last flight, this error of judgement costing him his life. Von Richthofen had broken from the main fight involving Sopwith Camels of 209 Sqn to chase Mays aircraft, but found himself under attack from the Camel of Captain Roy Brown. All three aircraft turned and weaved low along the Somme River, the all red Triplane coming under intense fire from the ground as well as from Browns aircraft. No one knows exactly who fired the crucial bullet, but Manfred von Richthofens aircraft was seen to dive suddenly and impact with the ground. The Red Baron was dead and his amazing run of 80 victories was over. The painting shows Mays aircraft (D3326) in the extreme distance, pursued by DR.1 (425/17) and Browns Camel (B7270) in the foreground.

Captain Roy Brown engages the Red Baron, 21st April 1918 by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Repulse (S23) manoeuvres in preparation to berth at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth harbour in the late 1970s.

HMS Dolphin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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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. (B)
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Midday, 21st October 1805, and Admiral Collingwoods flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal Sovereign, breaks the allied line and delivers a shattering broadside on the Spanish flagship Santa Anna. Making great speed, Collingwoods ship had breached the Franco-Spanish line some distance ahead of the rest of his van and the Royal Sovereign suffered heavily as she quickly drew the attentions of three French and three Spanish ships. To her starboard, the French Indomitable can be seen firing into the British flagship while, astern of the Santa Anna, Belleisle and Fougueux are engaging ahead of Mars, Monarca and Pluton.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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21st October 1805. As Admiral Nelsons flagship leads the British fleet towards the Franco-Spanish line, Captain Harveys Temeraire tries to pass the Victory in order to be the first to break the enemy column. Harvey was discouraged with a customry rebuke from Nelson and duly fell into line behind the flagship. The enemy can be seen spread along the horizon whilst, to the right in the distance, the leading ships of Admiral Collingwoods fleet can be seen spearheading a separate assault to the south. In the light airs preceding the battle, much sail was needed to drive the British ships towards the enemy line. HMS Victory, nearest, has royals and stunsails set and is making good way, her furniture boats strung behind in readiness for battle. On her poop deck, officers prepare to run up a signal.

Captain Harveys HMS Temeraire tries to pass HMS Victory at the beginning of the Battle of Trafalgar by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Dreadnought passes Spice Island as she heads for the open sea escorted by a torpedo boat destroyer.

HMS Dreadnought at Portsmouth by Randall Wilson.
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 Late October 1942 in the waters east of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Santa Cruz saw the sinking of the US carrier Hornet, in what proved to be the last major carrier battle of the South Pacific theatre.

USS Hornet, Eye of the Storm by Anthony Saunders
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour (AP)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 To commemorate the first use of Factor VIIa by British Forces.
Dawn Casevac, 16 Close Support Medical Regiment - Iraq 2003 by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Last stand of the 24th South Wales Borderers at Isandhlwana during the Zulu War. The battle of Isandhlwana, a Zulu victory over the British forces on 22nd January 1879 about 100km north of Durban. Lord Chelmsford led a column of forces to seek out the Zulu army camped at Isandhlwana, while patrols searched the district. After receiving a report, Chelmsford set forth at half strength, leaving six companies of the 24th Regiment, two guns, some Colonial Volunteers and a native contingent (in all about 1,800 troops) at the camp. Later that morning an advanced post warned of an approaching Zulu army. Shortly after this, thousands of Zulus were found hidden in a ravine by a mounted patrol but as the patrol set off to warn the camp, the Zulus followed. At the orders of the Camp Commander, troops spread out around the perimeter of the camp, but the Zulu army broke through their defences. The native contingent who fled during the attack were hunted down and killed. The remaining troops of the 24th Regiment, 534 soldiers and 21 officers, were killed where they fought. The Zulus left no one alive, taking no prisoners and leaving no wounded or missing. About 300 Africans and 50 Europeans escaped the attack. Consequently, the invasion of Zulu country was delayed while reinforcements arrived from Britain.

Battle of Isandhlwana, 22nd January 1879 by Brian Palmer. (Y)
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 In the Spring of 1854 the Seventeenth lancers, the Death or Glory Boys, a nickname derived from the regiments dashingly sinister skull and crossbones badge received orders to make ready for the Crimea. The Seventeenth was to be brigaded with the 8th and 11th Hussars and the 4th and 13th Light dragoons to comprise what was said at the time to be The finest Brigade of Light cavalry ever to leave the shores of England. Prior to departure for the front. The seventeenth is reviewed by its Colonel in Chief, the Duke of Cambridge wearing scarlet full dress in contrast to the dark blue of the seventeenth. A bit of swagger before the Charge which would secure the regiments place in history.

Last Review Before the Charge by Mark Churms. (Y)
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In this Victorian painting,  a young child looks at his reflection in the breastplate armour worn by his father, a trooper of the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues)
Reflections.
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This picture depicts the closing moments of the life of Socrates.  Condemned to death or exile by the Athenian government for his teaching methods which aroused scepticism and impiety in his students, Socrates heroicly rejected exile and accepted death from hemlock.  Here the philosopher continues to speak even while reaching for the cup, demonstrating his indifference to death and his unyielding commitment to his ideals.  Jacques Louis David  painted this historical picture in 1787.  Commissioned by the Trudaine de Montigny brothers, leaders in the call for a free market system and more public discussion.

Death of Socrates by Jacques Louis David. (Y)
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GDHM3019GL. Sergeant John McAulay, 1st Battalion Scots Guards Winning the VC at Fontaine Notre Dame, France 27th November 1917 By David Rowlands.
Sergeant John McAulay, 1st Battalion Scots Guards Winning the VC at Fontaine Notre Dame, France 27th November 1917 By David Rowlands. (GL)
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 The Grand army crossing the Danube on its advance to the battle of Wagram. 
Napoleon before the Battle of Wagram by Swebach (B)
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 In an attempt to expand into Europe, Ottoman Turks under the command of Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa laid siege to Vienna for two months.  A coalition of Polish, German and Austrians led by John III Sobieski, the King of Poland, arrived before Vienna to raise the siege.  Sobieski led a charge of 20,000 cavalry, including the fearsome Winged Hussars into the Ottoman camp and completely routed their army. The battle was over in three hours, the Turks fled the field leaving behind tents, weapons, battle standards and provisions.  The threat to Europe had been reversed, and this battle signaled the beginning of the end for the Ottoman Empire.

Polish Winged Lancers - Battle of Vienna, September 12th 1683 by Brian Palmer.
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SPORT PRINTS

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 Highbury legend David Seamans glittering career has made him one of the most popular players in the modern game. David has won two FA Cups, two English titles and a European Cup Winners Cup as well as being an ever present in the England side winning over 60 caps. Davids remarkable penalty saves in Euro 96, when England so nearly reached the final, made him Englands player of the year and fittingly David was awarded a testimonial for his loyal service to Arsenal at the end of the 2001 campaign.

David Seaman by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 Ally McCoist of Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.  Produced to celebrate Scotlands most prolific goalscorer.  Super Ally became nothing short of a legend during his tenure with Glasgow Rangers of the Premier League.  It was not until Graeme Sounes took over as player manager of Rangers that McCoist really hit his stride and began to excel himself as the most prodigious goalscorer in the history of Scottish football.  Allys unprecedented career includes over 300 league goals for Rangers helping the club to 9 titles in a row, a Scottish Cup Winners medal, 2 UEFA Golden Boot awards, Scottish player of the year 91/92 and 61 Caps for his country resulting in 19 international goals.  Ally became one of Glasgow Rangers and Scotlands all time football heroes, and is now part of the Rangers coaching staff under Walter Smith.

Ally McCoist MBE by Scott Bridges.
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From behind 17th green looking back to hotel, clubhouse and 18th hole.

Gleneagles - Kings Course by Mark Chadwick
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Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
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 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
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 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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B49. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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