Poster History of "Rubis" submarines
A patchwork of the 3 French submarines who had the name of "Rubis"
It is a tradition in the French Navy to perpetuate the names of famous ships.
This is the case with the Rubis, a Saphir-class minelayer submarine, launched in 1931.
When France surrendered in 1940, the submarine, then in Scotland, joined the Free French Naval Forces. It will participate actively in the Second World War, sinking during its 22 patrols more than 16 enemy ships, a record.
Named "Companion of the Liberation" by General de Gaulle, the submersible will end its career as a school ship until 1949.
Two other black ships will bear his name: the current Rubis, Ruby-class Nuclear Attack Submarine, commissioned in 1983, and its successor, Suffren-class, which should be launched by 2028.
Poster produced on iPad Pro and Procreate in 2020.