It is not without emotion that the submariners and the naval base of Toulon greeted one last time the nuclear attack submarine (SNA) Casabianca on the occasion of its departure to Cherbourg.

Laid down on September 19, 1981, admitted to active service on April 21, 1987, this SNA is the only one of the series of Rubis-type SNAs not to bear the name of a precious stone, in memory of the Casabianca submarine that fled Toulon under German bombs.

After the SNA Saphir, Rubis, the “Casa” is the third to be disarmed. The name “Casabianca” will again be given to the sixth of the SNA of the Suffren type, thus perpetuating the name and state of mind of its glorious elders.