Allied Warships

FR Rubis

Submarine of the Saphir class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassSaphir 
Pennant 
Built byArsenal de Toulon (Toulon, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down3 Apr 1929 
Launched30 Sep 1931 
Commissioned4 Apr 1933 
End service4 Oct 1949 
History

Seized by the British on 3 July 1940 at Dundee, Scotland.
Transferred to the Free French.
Stricken 4 October 1949.

 

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Notable events involving Rubis include:


26 May 1940
The Norwegian vessel Vans? (54 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 10 May 1940 near Egersund, Norway in position 58°21'N, 06°01'E.

28 May 1940
The Norwegian (sailing) vessel Blaamannen (174 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 27 May 1940 near Haugesund, Norway in position 59°28'N 05°12'E.

31 May 1940
The Norwegian merchant Jadarland (938 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 27 May 1940 near Haugesund, Norway in position 59°28'N 05°12'E.

10 Jun 1940
The Norwegian merchant Sverre Sigurdss?n (1081 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 9 June 1940 near Herdla, Norway in position 60°36'N, 04°55'E.

7 Jul 1940
The Norwegian merchant Almora (2433 GRT, offsite link) was damaged after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis on 10 May 1940 (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) near Egersund, Norway in position 58°21'N, 06°01'E.

24 Jul 1940
The Norwegian merchant Kem (1705 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 10 May 1940 near Egersund, Norway in position 58°21'N, 06°01'E.

28 Jul 1940
The Norwegian merchant Argo (413 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 10 May 1940 near Egersund, Norway in position 58°21'N, 06°01'E.

21 Aug 1941
Rubis (Lt. H.L.G. Rousselot) lays mines off Eger?y, Norway and later the same day torpedoed and sank the Finish merchant Hogland (4360 GRT) in position 58°27'N, 05°46'E.

12 Jun 1942
The German auxiliary minesweeper M 4212 / Marie Frans (125 GRT) is sunk in the Bay of Biscay south of Vieux-Boucau, France in position 43°37'N, 01°34'W when she hits a mine laid on 5 June 1942 by the Free French submarine Rubis.

26 Jun 1942
The French tug Quand Meme (288 GRT) is sunk in the Bay of Biscay south of Vieux-Boucau, France in position 43°37'N, 01°35'W when she hits a mine laid on 5 June 1942 by the Free French submarine Rubis.

10 Jul 1942
The German auxiliary minesweeper M 4401 / Imbrim (339 GRT, built 1919) sank north-west of Arcachon, France in position 44°58'N, 01°23'W after hitting a mine laid by the Free French submarine Rubis.

18 Aug 1942
The German armed trawler V 406 / Hans Loh (464 GRT) sank south-west of the Gironde estuary, France in position 45?03'N, 01?34'W after hitting a mine laid by the Free French submarine Rubis. The mine was one of 32 laid on 14 August 1942.

20 Sep 1942
The German auxiliary minesweeper M 4448 / L 4148 (77 GRT) sank off Bayonne, France in position 43°37'N, 01°34'W after hitting a mine possibly laid by the Free French submarine Rubis on 5 June 1942.

10 Jul 1943
The German auxiliary minesweeper M 4451/Gauleiter A Meyer (652 GRT) sank in the Bay of Biscay off Arcachon, France in position 44°58'N, 01°10'W after hitting a mine laid by the Free French submarine Rubis.

26 Sep 1944
The German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1106/Gr?nland (464 GRT) sank some 16 nautical miles south-west of Stavanger, Norway in position 58°45'N, 05°24'E after hitting a mine laid by the Free French submarine Rubis on 24 September 1944.

27 Sep 1944
The German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1715/Lesum (489 GRT), the German merchant Cl?re Hugo Stinnes (5295 GRT) and the Norwegian merchant Knute Nelson (5749 GRT, offsite link) sink some 16 nautical miles south-west of Stavanger, Norway in position 58°45'N, 05°24'E after hitting mines laid by the Free French submarine Rubis on 24 September 1944.

27 Oct 1944
The German patrol vessel V 5304/Seehund was heavily damaged in position 60°55N, 04°40'E after hitting a mine laid by the Free French submarine Rubis on 18 October 1944.

The damaged ship was beached and later repaired.

24 Nov 1944
The Norwegian merchant Castor (1683 GRT, offsite link) is damaged when she hits a mine off Egersund, Norway in position 58°26'N, 05°49'E. The mine was laid the same day by the Free French submarine Rubis.

21 Dec 1944
The German merchant Weichselland (3654 GRT, former Latvian Gundega), the German auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1113/KUJ 7 (970 GRT), UJ 1116/KUJ 11 970 GRT), UJ 1702/KUJ 16 (970 GRT) and the small German minesweeper R 402 (140 tons) sink off Feiestein-Rinne, Norway in position 58°51'N, 05°30'E after hitting mines laid by the Free French submarine Rubis on 19 December 1944.


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