Amethyste class submarines (French, 1988)

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Amethyste class submarines

specifications

Displacement: 2400t surfaced; 2670t submerged
Dimensions: 73.6m oa × 7.6m × 6.4m
Machinery: 1-shaft nuclear: 1 CAS 48 48MW integrated reactor-exchanger with turbo-electric drive, 1 electric motor, 9500hp = 25kts (sub). Jeumont-Schneider auxiliary diesel
Armament: 4-550mm TT (bow; 14 L5/F17 torpedoes or SM39 Exocet SSM)
Sensors: Radar DRUA 33; sonar DUUX 20, DUUX 5, DSUV 62C towed array
Complement: 66

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
S605 Améthyste DCN, Cherbourg 1983.10.31 1988.05.14 1992.03.03 In service
S606 Perle DCN, Cherbourg 1987.03.22 1990.09.22 1993.07.07 In service
S607 Turquoise DCN, Cherbourg cancelled
S608 Diamant DCN, Cherbourg cancelled