Title: Submarine Hull Section from Le Terible
Accession #: NHHC 2015.054.013
Size: 6 x 8
Medium: Wood, Steel
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command
One wood plaque with metal test section and engraved name plaque. Plaque has french language "Sous-marin Nuclaire d'attaque/Barracuda No 3/DCNS." The metal is matte gray. The plaque is stored in a blue felt case.
This plaque was presented with a book that documented the building of the French submarine Le Terible (S619) to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert. The plaque has a small sample of metal. The text translates to "Nuclear Attack Submarine." Construction of the Barracuda-class of nuclear attack submarines for the French Navy began in 2007.