Nuclear submarine Le Terrible (S619)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Ballistic missile submarine

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: DCNS
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Measurements

Surface displacement:
12640 t
Submerge displacement:
14335 t
Length:
138 m
Beam:
12.5 m
Draft:
10.6 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Pressurised water K15 nuclear reactor (150 MW (200,000 hp))
  • Turboreductor system
  • Pump-jet
  • 2 * SEMT Pielstick diesels-alternators 8PA4V200 SM (700 kW (940 hp)) auxiliaries
Submerge speed:
25 knots
Surface range:
Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
Test depth:
400 m

Crew

Complement:
111

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Sonar DMUX 80
  • Sonar DUUX 5
  • Sonar DSUV 61B Very Low Frequency
  • Racal Decca radar (navigation)
  • SCC: SET (Système d'exploitation Tactique): tactical operational system
  • ARUR 13
Armament:
  • 16 * M51 SLBM nuclear missiles with TN 75 warheads
  • 4 * 533 mm (21 in) tubes for F17 torpedoes
  • Exocet SM39

Le Terrible is a Triomphant-class strategic nuclear submarine of the French Navy. The boat was launched on 21 March 2008.

In July 2017 French president Macron visited the submarine in the Atlantic and took part in a simulated missile launch.

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