French nuclear submarine fire, Toulon

Fire broke out in fore compartments of French nuclear submarine PERLE in the morning Jun 12, at Toulon Naval Base, where PERLE is undergoing renovation. There are no nuclear fuel and arms on board, such as torpedoes and mines, all were removed prior to repairs. All who were on board, were safely evacuated. Understood as of 1300 UTC, firefighting was still continuing.
French Navy nuclear attack submarine PERLE (S606), commissioned 1993, displacement 2600 tons, speed 25 knots, complement 70, armament torpedoes and mines, 1 nuclear reactor.



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