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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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Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Just as the name Zeppelin had become the common term for almost every German airship that ventured over Britain, so the name Gotha became generically used for the enemy bombers that droned across the English Channel during 1917-1918, inflicting considerable damage to coastal ports and the capital. As the massed raids of Bombengeschwader 3 increased, a public inquiry in England brought about the formation of the Royal Air Force as an independent service to counter this new threat and fighters from Europe were brought home to defend against these marauding giants. As a result, heavy losses on the German side meant that daylight raids had to be abandoned and all operations were henceforth conducted by night. Here, a pair of Gotha G.Vs begin to turn for home as searchlights play fruitlessly over distant fires, the grim result of another successful nights work.

Gothas Moon by Ivan Berryman.
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 Fokker DR.1 Triplane 425/17 of Manfred von Richthofen, accompanied by a Fokker. D.VII wingman, swoops from a high patrol early in 1918. 425/17 was the aircraft in which the Red Baron finally met his end in April of that year, no fewer than 17 of his victories having been scored in his red-painted triplane.

Final Days by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Me109s of I/JG2, under the command of the brilliant Helmut Wick, setting out on a mission across the English Channel in September 1940. Wick, seen in the foreground, with Gunther Seeger off his starboard wing, was the top-scoring Luftwaffe Ace in the Battle of Britain with 56 victories. <br><br><b>Published 2000.</b>

Stormclouds Gather by Nicolas Trudgian (Y)
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 Throughout four long years of war Allied air and naval forces endeavoured to sink the German battleship Tirpitz. The mighty warship was a constant threat to Allied shipping, even while lying at anchor in her lair among the fjords of Norway. Her very presence demanded constant attention and hampered all naval decision making till she was sunk at the end of 1944. Without so much as weighing anchor, Tirpitz could disrupt the north Atlantic convoys by tying up urgently needed escort vessels in readiness in case she made a run for the open sea. Churchill was exasperated and called upon RAF Bomber Command to make a decisive bid to finish her off once and for all. On November 12, 1944 Lancasters of Number 9 and 617 Squadrons set forth towards the Norwegian fjord of Tromso where Tirpitz lay at anchor surrounded by a web of protective submarine nets. Armed with the 12,000lb Tallboy bomb devised by Barnes Wallis, the Lancaster crews arrived in clear skies overhead the fjord to see the great battleship sharply contrasted against the still deep waters some 10,000ft below. As flak from the ships heavy armament burst all around them, one by one the 31 Lancasters rolled in for the attack. In a matter of three minutes the devastating aerial bombardment was completed, and eleven minutes later, her port side ripped open, the Tirpitz capsized and sank. The Coup de Grace was complete. <br><br><b>Published 2000.</b>

Sinking the Tirpitz by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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The leading ace of the mighty Eighth Air Force, Gabby Gabreski. He finished the war with a total of 28 air victories and 2 1/2 enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground by strafing airfields. Gabreski also scored 6 1/2 air victories in the Korean war.

Return From Bremen by Simon Smith.
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 Concorde G-BOAC climbing steadily towards its operational height of nearly 60,000 feet and cruising speed of Mach 2.

The Queen of the Skies by Adrian Rigby. (Y)
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 Watched by keen eyes, an Upkeep bomb arrives on the threshold to be loaded onto the special cradle beneath a Lancaster of 617 Dambusters Squadron on the eve of their perilous journey to the Ruhr Valley on the night of 16th May 1943 when the Möhne and Eder dams were breached under the codename Operation Chastise.

Bombing Up by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground. In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes. All pennant numbers were painted out and a vertical black identification stripe applied to all the Type 42s to distinguish them from their Argentine counterparts.

Falklands Task Force by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire by Ivan Berryman.
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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 (AP)
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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.
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 The E-class light cruiser HMS Emerald is shown off the Newfoundland coast in company with a Flower class corvette.  Between October 1939 and August 1940, HMS Emerald carried £58 million in gold from Britain to Canada.

HMS Emerald by Ivan Berryman.
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B65AP. HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman.

HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Germanys U-boat fleet had almost brought Britain to its knees in the First World war, twenty years later the story was very similar. the German U-boat arm came perilously close to cutting the lifeline that crossed the Atlantic between North America and Britain. in the early years of the war Donitz realised that keeping his U-boats at sea for as long as possible would greatly increase their chances of success. here U-93 (left) and U-94 take fuel from the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran whilst in the mid-Atlantic during 1941

Dawn Rendezvous by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 Erich Topps notorious Red Devil Boat, U-552, slips quietly away from the scene of another victory in the North Atlantic in 1941.

U-552 by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 North Africa, 18th November 1941.  Italian Autoblinda armoured cars of Gen. Gambara's XX Mobile Corps trade shots with forward reconnaissance elements of the British 22nd Armoured Brigade, during the initial hours of Operation Crusader.  Their quick withdrawal to report their contact would give the Italian main force a timely warning of the unexpected attack.

Enemy Ahead by David Pentland. (P)
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 Study for the original painting Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.
Page to Richard III, Bosworth 1485 by Mark Churms. (P)
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DHM1856P. The Ludendorff Offensive, Spring 1918 by Jason Askew.

The Ludendorff Offensive, Spring 1918 by Jason Askew. (P)
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 Gunners of Captain W. Johnstons Company, 4th Battalion Royal Artillery, tenaciously defend the Queens Redoubt against the Spanish army.

Seige of Pensicola by David Rowlands. (Y)
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 Napoleons farewell to Josephine.
My Destiny and France by Laslett Pott. (Y)
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Battle of Crecy.  One of the battles fought during the Hundred Years War, on 26th August 1346. On 12th July Edward III landed in Normandy with his army and marching north plundered the countryside. King Philip VI assembled an army to stop Edward and tracked them across the Somme River. When Edward reached Crecy he stopped and ordered his army to take up defensive positions. King Philip surveyed the English positions and decided to postpone his attack until August 27th. However, the French vanguard pressed forward too far and so committed the entire army to the battle. The hired Genoese crossbowmen began the assault but came under severe attack from the English longbows and so fled to the rear. King Philip then ordered his cavalry to charge resulting in a huge loss of horse and man under the barrage of arrows which rained down on them. By the end of the night after several unsuccessful assaults the French army was reduced by a third and King John of Luxemburg was dead. Edward then turned towards Calais.

The Black Prince Before the Battle of Crecy by Mark Churms.
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 Dawn. British artillery thundered, and the territorial soldiers 15th Scottish division stormed towards the German trenches defending the coal mining village of Loos. The gas cloud that preceded the Highland advance was pendulous and largely stationary due to a distinct lack of wind, and ,upon emerging from the smudgy gas, the highlanders were pelted with machine gun fire and shrapnel from the defending German batteries. Not to be denied, the Scots gritted their teeth, and with an officer shouting faster boys! give them hell! the highlanders charged straight at the defenses. The Germans, unnerved by the stubborn courage of their  kilted opponents, began to fall back through the village of Loos. The Camerons and the Black Watch, shouting their battle cry and charging down the main road of the village, then engaged the defending Germans in a series of savage battles for each and every house - hob-nailed boots, rifle butts, and bayonets being wielded with great enthusiasm by the vengeful Scots. By 8.00am the village was in Scottish hands.

Faster Boys - Give Them Hell! Loos, September 25th 1915 by Jason Askew. (Y)
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 The painting shows Napoleons customary informality with the soldiers in his army. Here he is turning to acknowledge the Salutation by a Grenadier of the Imperial Guard. Murat is shown riding behind Napoleon.

The Battle of Jena, Won by Napoleon by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

Galileo by Stephen Smith.
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 David Coulthard. McLaren Mercedes MP4/13
A Scottish Gentleman by Michael Thompson.
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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B41. Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.

Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.
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 On three occasions since their last Grand Slam in 1995 the England team had come within a whisker of completing another dream.  During this important build up towards the world cup England finally laid their ghost to rest.  After six years under the guidance of Head Coach Clive Woodward England, having beaten the big three from the Southern Hemisphere in a back-to-back series of matches at Twickenham, reached number one in the Zurich world ranking.  This Grand Slam, a wonderful achievement in itself, underlined Englands worldwide dominance.

2003 Grand Slam by James Owen. (Y)
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David Coulthard driving the 1998 McLaren MP4/13.

The Silver Arrow by Ray Goldsbrough
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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