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On March 25, 2015, on the recommendation of Admiral Bernard Rogel, Chief of the Naval Staff, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defense decided to appoint Rubis and Casabianca the 5 th and 6 th SNA of Suffren type. This choice thus perpetuates the memory of units that have historically been illustrated in recent history, and whose memory is of particular importance to sailors in general and submariners in particular.
The Casabianca will remain in history for its escape from the port of Toulon under the command of Commander Herminier, during the German attack of 1942, and for its many missions alongside the allies. The Rubis , meanwhile, had the longest record of Free French Naval Forces (FNFL). Cited 3 times, it was the first combatant named Companion of the Liberation and to be decorated with the Croix de Guerre 39-45.
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