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World Navies Today: France

Revised 24 March 2002 Version 1.20 Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan World Navies Today Main Page: http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/

This list includes all surface combatants, submarines, amphibious ships, mine warfare vessels, patrol craft (over 100 tons displacement), and all auxiliaries (over 500 tons displacement). Non-self-propelled craft and vessels without seagoing capability are not included. Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in [brackets]. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All designations & classifications are unofficial; they may or may not correspond to "official" designations. Fleet assignments: ATL -- Atlantic PAC -- Pacific MED -- Mediterranean IO -- Indian Ocean WI -- West Indies Group assignments: FAN -- Force d'Action Navale -- Naval Action Force GEAOM -- Groupe Ecole d'Application des Officiers de Marine -- Training Center GASM -- Groupe d'Action Sous-Marine -- SSBN protection and ASW training FOST -- Force Oceanique Strategique -- Strategic Ocean Force (submarines) FGM -- Force de Guerre des Mines -- Minesweeping Force GNDM -- Groupe Naval D'essais et de Mesures -- Trials Group ZMOI -- Zone Maritime de l'ocean Indien -- Indian Ocean Maritime Area ATL -- Atlantic area command (auxiliaries & support forces) MED -- Mediterranean area command (auxiliaries & support forces) PAC -- Pacific area command

Aircraft Carriers Major Surface Combatants Minor Surface Combatants Submarines Amphibious Ships Patrol Craft Mine Countermeasures Vessels Fleet Support Auxiliaries

Experimental, Trials and Survey Ships Tugs and Buoy Tenders

Aircraft Carriers
Charles de Gaulle light aircraft carrier (nuclear powered)
Displacement: 41,000 tons full load Dimensions: 261.5 x 64.4 x 8.5 meters (858 x 211 x 28 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 2 reactors, 2 shafts, 83,000 shp, ~24 knots Crew: 1,950 Aviation: angled flight deck, 2 C13 catapults; 35-40 aircraft Hangar: 453 x 95 x 20 feet Troops: 800 Radar: DRBV 26D early warning, DRBV 15 3-D air search, DRBJ 11B air search Fire Control: Arabel missile control EW: ARBR 17 intercept, ARBB 33 jammer, 4 Sagaie chaff Armament: 32 vertical-launch Aster SAM, 2 6-cell Sandral point defense SAM, 8 20 mm A new-design carrier; much-delayed in construction and trials, but now formally in commission. Although her full air group is not yet ready, she has deployed operationally. Number Name Notes R91 Charles de Gaulle Year 2001 FLT Group Homeport

Major Surface Combatants
Jeanne D'Arc training/helicopter cruiser
Displacement: 12,365 tons full load Dimensions: 182 x 24 x 7.3 meters (597 x 79 x 24 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 40,000 shp, 28 knots Crew: 696 + 140 cadets Aviation: Large aft helicopter deck; up to 8 helicopters Hangar: Used for accommodations Radar: DRBV 22D 2-D air search Sonar: DUBV 24 EW: ARBR 16 intercept, 2 Syllex chaff Armament: 6 Exocet SSM, 4 100 mm DP, 4 12.7 mm MG Training cruiser; would serve as ASW ship, assault ship or transport in wartime. Recently has suffered machinery problems. Number Name R97 Jeanne D'Arc Year 1964 FLT ATL Group GEAOM Homeport Brest Notes

Forbin class (Horizon Project) destroyers
Displacement: 6,700 tons Dimensions: 150.6 x 20.4 meters Propulsion: CODOG; gas turbines and 2 diesels, 29 knots Crew: approx. 200 Aviation: Helo deck and hangar for 1 helo Radar: Sonar: Fire Control: EW: Armament: Sylver VLS (ASTER-15/30 missiles), 2 76mm OTO A joint Italian/French project to build air-defense destroyers; the UK is no longer a partner. Number Name [?? [?? Year 2006 2008 Homeport planned] planned] Notes

Forbin Chevalier Paul

Suffren class air defense destroyers
Displacement: 6,780 tons full load Dimensions: 157.6 x 15.5 x 7.25 meters (517 x 51 x 24 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 72,500 shp, 34 knots

Crew: 355 Radar: DRBI 23 3-D air search, DRBV 15 air search Sonar: DUBV 23 hull, DUBV 43 VDS Fire Control: 2 DRBR 51 missile control EW: ARBR 17 intercept, ARBB 33 jammer, 2 Sagaie decoy, SLQ-25 Nixie Armament: 1 Masurca SAM (48 missiles), 4 Exocet SSM, 1 Malafon ASW (13 missiles), 2 100 mm DP, 4 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm MG, 2 torpedo catapults Air defense ships for the carriers. Number Name D603 Duquesne Year 1970 FLT MED Group FAN Homeport Toulon Notes Decom 2005

Tourville class destroyers
Displacement: 5,885 tons full load Dimensions: 152.5 x 15.3 x 6.5 meters (501 x 50 x 19 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 54,400 shp, 32 knots Crew: 299 Aviation: Aft helicopter deck and hangar for 2 Lynx helicopters Radar: DRBV 26 early warning Sonar: DUBV 23 hull, DUBV 43 VDS, DSBV 62C towed Fire Control: DRBC 32D missile control EW: ARBR 16 intercept, ARBB 32 jammer, 2 Syllex decoy, SLQ-25 Nixie Armament: Crotale SAM (24 missiles), 6 Exocet SSM, 2 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm, 2 torpedo catapults Large ASW escorts with considerable SAM capability. Number Name D610 Tourville D612 De Grasse Year 1974 1977 FLT ATL ATL Group GASM GASM Homeport Brest Brest Notes

Cassard class air defense frigate
Displacement: 4,500 ton full load Dimensions: 139.1 x 14 x 5.6 meters (456 x 46 x 18 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 42,300 bhp, 29.5 knots Crew: 224 + 27 spare berths Aviation: Aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 Lynx helicopter Radar: DRBV 26 early warning, DRBJ 11B 3-D air search Sonar: DUBA 24A hull Fire Control: 2 SPG-51C missile control EW: ARBR 17 intercept, ARBB 33 jammer, 4 decoy, SLQ-25 Nixie Armament: 1 Mk 13 launcher (40 SM-1), 8 Exocet SSM, 2 Sadral SAM (12 Mistral missiles), 1 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm, 4 12.7 mm, 2 torpedo catapults Smaller air defense ships, using US missile systems salvaged from old ships. Number Name Year FLT Group Homeport Notes

D614 D615

Cassard Jean Bart

1988 1991

MED MED

FAN FAN

Toulon Toulon

Georges Leygues class frigates
Displacement: 4,350 tons full load Dimensions: 139.1 x 14 x 4.7 meters (456 x 46 x 13.5 feet) Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 cruise diesels, 10,400 bhp, 21 knots; 2 TM3B boost gas turbines, 52,000 shp, 30 knots Crew: 216-235 Aviation: Aft helicopter deck and hangar for 2 Lynx helicopters Radar: DRBV 26 early warning or DRBV 15A air search Sonar: DUBV 23 or 24 hull, DUBV 43 VDS, DSBV 61A towed Fire Control: 1 DRBC 33A missile control EW: ARBR 16/17 intercept, ARBB 32 jammer, 2 decoy, SLQ-25 Nixie Armament: Crotale SAM (26 missiles), 4 or 8 Exocet SSM, 1 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm MG, 2 torpedo catapults, positions for Mistral SAMs General purpose ASW/multirole escorts. Number D640 D641 D642 D643 D644 D645 D646 Name Year Georges Leygues 1979 Dupleix 1981 Montcalm 1982 Jean de Vienne 1984 Primauguet 1986 La Motte-Picquet 1988 Latouche-Treville 1990 FLT MED MED MED MED ATL MED ATL Group FAN FAN FAN FAN GASM FAN GASM Homeport Toulon Toulon Toulon Toulon Brest Toulon Brest Notes

Minor Surface Combatants
Lafayette class patrol frigates
Displacement: 3,280 tons full load Dimensions: 125 x 15.4 x 4 meters (410 x 51 x 13 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 17,600 bhp, 25 knots Crew: 156 Aviation: Aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 Panther helicopter Troops: 25 special forces Radar: DRBV 15C 3-D air search Fire Control: Castor missile control EW: ARBR 17 intercept, 2 Dagaie decoy Armament: 8-cell Crotale SAM, 8 Exocet SSM, 1 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm Very stealthy frigates designed for colonial patrol and crisis intervention. Very lightly armed for their size; no ASW facilities. Provision is made for later addition of many weapons systems. Number F710 F711 F712 F713 F714 Name Lafayette Surcouf Courbet Aconit Guepratte Year 1995 1997 1997 1999 2001 FLT MED MED MED MED MED Group FAN FAN FAN FAN FAN Homeport Toulon Toulon Toulon Toulon Toulon Notes

Floreal class small patrol frigates
Displacement: 2,950 tons full load Dimensions: 93.5 x 14 x 4.3 meters (307 x 46 x 14 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 8,800 bhp, 20 knots Crew: 80 Aviation: Aft helicopter deck and hangar for 1 Panther helicopter Troops: 24 special forces Radar: DRBV 25 air/surface search EW: ARBR 17 intercept, 2 Dagaie decoy Armament: 2 Exocet SSM, 1 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm Low-cost patrol vessels for overseas service, fisheries patrol, etc. Built to commercial standards. Number F730 F731 F732 F733 F734 F735 Name Floreal Prairial Nivose Ventose Vendermaire Germinal Year 1991 1992 1992 1993 1993 1994 FLT IO PAC PAC ATL PAC ATL Group ZMOI PAC ---Homeport Notes La Reunion Papeete Noumea Fort-de-France Noumea

D'Estienne D'Orves class ASW corvettes
Displacement: 1,250 tons full load Dimensions: 80 x 10.3 x 5.3 meters (262 x 34 x 17 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 11,000 bhp, 23.5 knots Crew: 105 Radar: DRBV 52A air/surface search Sonar: DUBA 25 EW: ARBR 16 intercept, 2 Dagaie decoy, SLQ-25 Nixie Armament: 1 ASW rocket launcher, 2 Exocet SSM, 1 100 mm DP, 2 20 mm, 4 torpedo catapults Small ASW-oriented corvettes. Being gradually retired. Number Name Year FLT Group F788 Second-Maitre le Bihan 1979 ATL GASM Decom 2002 F789 Lieutenant de Vaisseau le Henaff 1980 ATL GASM F790 Lieutenant de Vaisseau Lavallee 1980 MED F791 Commandant L'Herminier 1986 ATL GASM F792 Premier-Maitre L'her 1981 MED MED F793 Commandant Blaison 1982 MED F794 Enseigne De Vaisseau Jacoubet 1982 MED MED F795 Commandant Ducuing 1983 MED F796 Commandant Birot 1984 MED MED F797 Commandant Bouan 1984 MED MED Homeport Brest Notes

Brest Toulon Brest Toulon MED Toulon MED Toulon Toulon

Toulon

Toulon

Submarines
Le Triomphant class ballistic missile submarines (nuclear powered)
Displacement: 14,120 tons submerged Dimensions: 138 x 12.5 x 12.5 meters (452.5 x 41 x 41 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 1 reactor, 1 shaft, 41,500 shp, 25+ knots Crew: 110 Sonar: DMUX 80, DUXX 5, DSUV 62 towed Armament: 16 M45 ballistic missiles, 4 21 inch torpedo tubes (12 Exocet & torpedoes) Replacements for earlier SSBNs. Number S616 S617 [S618 [S619 Name Le Triomphant Le Temeraire Le Vigilant Le Terrible Year 1997 1999 2004 2010 FLT ATL ATL ATL ATL Group FOST FOST FOST FOST Homeport Notes Brest Brest Brest building] Brest ordered]

L'Inflexible class ballistic missile submarines (nuclear powered)
Displacement: 9,000 tons submerged Dimensions: 128 x 10.5 x 10 meters (420 x 35 x 33 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 1 reactor, 1 shaft, 16,000 shp, 25 knots Crew: 130 Sonar: DSUX 21 multifunction passive, DUXX 5 intercept, DSUV 61 towed Armament: 16 M4 ballistic missiles, 4 21 inch torpedo tubes (12 Exocet & torpedoes) Number Name S613 L'Indomptable S615 L'Inflexible Year 1976 1985 FLT ATL ATL Group FOST FOST Homeport Brest Brest Notes

Barracuda class submarines (nuclear powered)
Displacement: Dimensions: Propulsion: Crew: Sonar: Armament: A new class planned for construction; details are not yet determined. 6 boats to be built.

Amethyste class submarines (nuclear powered)
Displacement: 2,670 tons submerged Dimensions: 73.6 x 7.6 x 6.4 meters (241 x 25 x 21 feet) Propulsion: Turbo-electric, 1 reactor, 1 shaft, 9,500 shp, 25 knots Crew: 66 Sonar: DMUX 20 multifunction, DSUV 62 towed Armament: 6 21 inch torpedo tubes (14 Exocet & torpedoes) Improved Rubis class design; all of the earlier boats are now updated to this standard and are considered a single class. Number S601 S602 S603 S604 S605 S606 Name Rubis Saphir Casabianca Emeraude Amethyste Perle Year 1983 1984 1987 1988 1992 1993 FLT MED MED MED MED MED MED Group FOST FOST FOST FOST FOST FOST Homeport Toulon Toulon Toulon Toulon Toulon Toulon Notes

Amphibious Ships
Mistral class dock landing ships
Displacement: 20,000 tons full load Dimensions: 200 meters long Propulsion: Crew: Aviation: flight deck for 6 helos; storage for 16-20 helos Well Deck: 2 hovercraft Troops: 450 Cargo: Radar: Armament: A pair of new LPDs ordered to replace older ships. Number Name [?? [?? Year Mistral Tonnerre FLT 2004 2005 Group Homeport ordered] ordered] Notes

Foudre class dock landing ships
Displacement: 11,880 tons full load Dimensions: 168 x 23.5 x 5.2 meters (551 x 77 x 17 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 21,600 bhp, 21 knots Crew: 210 Aviation: large midships helicopter deck with hangar; 4 Super Puma helos Well Deck: 122 x 13.5 x 7.7 meters (400 x 44 x 25 feet) Troops: 470 Cargo: 1,080 tons Radar: DRBV 15 3-D air search Armament: Mistral SAMs, 1 40 mm AA, 2 20 mm, 4 12.7 mm MG Also can serve as maintenance, repair and logistics ships. Number Name L9011 Foudre L9012 Siroco Year 1990 1998 FLT MED ATL Group FAN ATL Homeport Toulon Toulon Notes

Ouragan class small dock landing ships
Displacement: 8,500 tons full load Dimensions: 149 x 21.5 x 5.40 meters (489 x 71 x 18 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 8,640 bhp, 17 knots Crew: 211 Aviation: midships helicopter deck

Well Deck: 120 m long (393 ft) Troops: 349 Cargo: 1,500 tons maximum Armament: 2 Mistral SAM positions, 4 40 mm AA LSD-type ships; also can serve as maintenance, logistics and repair ships. Number Name L9021 Ouragan L9022 Orage Year 1965 1968 FLT MED MED Group FAN FAN Homeport Brest Toulon Notes

Champlain class small landing ships
Displacement: 1,386 tons full load Dimensions: 80 x 13 x 3 meters (262 x 43 x 10 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,600 bhp, 16 knots Crew: 44 Aviation: aft helicopter deck Troops: 138 Cargo: 12 vehicles + equipment/supplies Armament: 2 40 mm AA or 2 20 mm AA, 2 81 mm mortars, 2 12.7 mm MG Small self-sufficient multirole landing ships intended mainly for overseas service. Number L9030 L9031 L9032 L9033 L9034 Name Year Champlain 1974 Francis Garnier 1974 Dumont D'Urville 1983 Jacques Cartier 1983 La Grandiere 1987 FLT MED ATL PAC PAC IO Group FAN ----Homeport Notes Toulon Fort-de-France Papeete Noumea La Reunion

CDIC type utility landing craft
Displacement: 600 tons full load Dimensions: 59.4 x 11.9 x 1.1 meters (185 x 39 x 6 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,080 bhp, 10 knots Crew: 18 Cargo: 336 tons Armament: 2 20 mm AA, 2 12.7 mm MG Landing craft intended for operation with L9011. Number Name L9061 -L9062 -Year 1988 1989 FLT Group Homeport Notes

Patrol Craft
Albatros polar fisheries protection ship
Displacement: 2,800 tons full load Dimensions: 85 x 13.5 x 6 meters (279 x 44 x 20 feet) Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 3 diesels, 1 shaft, 2,350 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 47 + 15 passengers EW: passive intercept Armament: 1 40 mm, 2 12.7 mm Large trawler purchased for fisheries patrol in the Antarctic. Number Name P681 Albatros Year FLT 1967/83 IO Group -Homeport La Reunion Notes Ex-Neve

Fulmar fisheries patrol boat
Displacement: 680 tons full load Dimensions: 40 x 8.5 x 4.7 meters Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 1200 bhp, 12 knots Former fishing trawler. Number Name P740 Fulmar Year FLT 1983/96 Group Homeport Notes

L'audacieuse class offshore patrol boats
Displacement: 454 tons full load Dimensions: 54.5 x 8 x 2.5 meters (179 x 26 x 8 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 8,000 bhp, 24.5 knots Crew: 24 + 20 passengers Cargo: two cargo holds Armament: 1 40 mm, 1 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm MG Patrol boats designed for overseas service; cargo/utility capability. Number P682 P683 P684 P685 P686 P687 P688 P689 P690 Name L'audacieuse La Boudeuse La Capricieuse La Fougueuse La Glorieuse La Gracieuse La Moqueuse La Railleuse La Rieuse Year 1986 1986 1986 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 FLT ATL IO ATL ATL PAC ATL PAC PAC IO Group ---------Homeport Notes Cherbourg La Reunion Cayenne Fort-de-France Noumea Cayenne Noumea Papeete La Reunion

P691

La Tapageuse

1988

PAC

--

Papeete

Grebe class fisheries patrol boat
Displacement: 410 tons full load Dimensions: 52 x 9.8 x 2.3 meters (499 x 32 x 7 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 4,800 bhp, 24 knots Crew: 19 Armament: 2 12.7 mm MG Number Name P679 Grebe Year 1990 FLT ATL Group ATL Homeport Brest Notes

Sterne fisheries patrol boat
Displacement: 380 tons full load Dimensions: 49 x 7.5 x 2.8 meters (161 x 25 x 9 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 4,200 bhp, 20 knots Crew: 18 Armament: 2 12.7 mm MG Number Name P690 Sterne Year 1980 FLT ATL Group ATL Homeport Brest Notes

Flamant class (OPV 54 type) fisheries patrol boats
Displacement: 375 tons full load Dimensions: 54 x 9.8 x 2.3 meters Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 7,960 bhp, 22 knots Crew: 24 Armament: 2 12.7 mm MG Number P676 P677 P678 Name Flamant Cormoran Fluvier Year 1996 1996 1997 FLT ATL ATL ATL Group ATL ATL -Homeport Cherbourg Brest Cherbourg Notes

Mine Countermeasures Vessels
Eridan (Tripartite) class minehunters
Displacement: 595 tons full load Dimensions: 51.6 x 9 x 3.5 meters (169 x 29 x 11.5 feet) Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 1900 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 55 Sonar: DUBM 21B minehunting, 2 ROV Armament: 1 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm Minehunters with a minimal light minesweeping capability. Many units assigned to port breakout for the SSBN fleet at Brest. Three units purchased from Belgium. Number Name M641 Eridan M642 Cassiopee M643 Andromede M644 Pegase M645 Orion M646 Croix Du Sud M647 Aigle M648 Lyre M649 Persee M650 Sagittaire M651 Verseau M652 Cephee M653 Capricorne Dianthus Year 1984 1984 1984 1985 1986 1986 1987 1987 1988 1996 1988/97 1988/97 1987/97 FLT ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL MED MED MED ATL ATL ATL ATL Group FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM FGM Homeport Brest Brest Brest Brest Brest Brest Toulon Toulon Toulon Brest Brest Brest Brest Notes

Ex-Iris Ex-Fushia Ex-

Antares class port mine countermeasures vessels
Displacement: 340 tons full load Dimensions: 28.3 x 7.7 x 3.8 meters (93 x 25 x 12.6 feet) Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 800 bhp, 10 knots Crew: 25 Sonar: DUBM 25 minehunting Port minesweepers for route survey at Brest. Number M770 M771 M772 Name Antares Altair Aldebaran Year 1994? 1995? 1995? FLT ATL ATL ATL Group ---Homeport Brest Brest Brest Notes

Vulcain class mine disposal tenders
Displacement: 490 tons full load Dimensions: 41.6 x 7.5 x 3.2 meters (136 x 25 x 10.5 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2200 bhp, 13.7 knots Crew: 15 + 12 dives Armament: 1 12.7 mm MG Dive tenders for mine clearance operations. Number Name M611 Vulcain M612 Pluton M613 Acheron training M614 Styx Year 1986 1986 1987 1987 FLT ATL MED MED ATL Group FGM FGM FGM FGM Homeport Cherbourg Toulon Toulon Brest Notes

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Fleet Support Auxiliaries
Durance class multi-product replenishment ships
Displacement: 17,900 tons full load Dimensions: 157.2 x 21.2 x 10.8 meters (515.7 x 69.5 x 35.5 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 20,760 bhp, 19 knots Crew: 142 Aviation: aft helo deck and hangar for 1 light helicopter Cargo: varies; approx. 10,000 tons fuels, provisions, munitions, spares Armament: 1 40 mm, 2 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm MG General-purpose replenishment ships. Durance has been sold. Number A607 A608 A630 A631 Name Meuse Var Marne Somme Year 1980 1983 1987 1990 FLT MED IO MED MED Group FAN ZMOI FAN FAN Homeport Toulon La Reunion Toulon Toulon Notes

Jules Verne fleet tender
Displacement: 10,250 tons full load Dimensions: 147 x 21.56 x 6.5 meters (482 x 71 x 21 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 11,200 bhp, 18 knots Crew: 282 Aviation: aft helo deck and hangars for 2 light helos Armament: 2 40 mm Converted from an incomplete munitions ship. Multirole repair, maintenance, resupply and support ship for fleet units operating from advance bases. Number Name A620 Jules Verne Year 1976 FLT IO Group ZMOI Homeport La Reunion Notes Ex-Acheron

Bougainville electronic surveillance ship
Displacement: approx. 4,870 tons full load Dimensions: 113.5 x 17 x 4.24 meters (372 x 56 x 14 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 4,800 bhp, 14.6 knots Crew: approx. 60 Aviation: helo deck for 2 light helos Well Deck: 78 x 10.2 meters (256 x 33.5 feet) Armament: 2 12.7 mm MG Small LSD-type ship built to serve as a logistics/support ship for the Pacific test center; recently converted to an electronic surveillance ship. Probably retains logistics capability.

Number Name L9077 Bougainville

Year FLT 1988/99 MED

Group MED

Homeport Toulon

Notes

Rhin class special purpose tenders
Displacement: 2,445 tons full load Dimensions: 101.05 x 13.1 x 3.65 meters (331.5 x 43 x 12 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 3,200 bhp, 16.5 knots Crew: 156 Aviation: aft helo deck for 1 light helo Armament: 3 40 mm (+ 3 12.7 mm MG in A615) Special-purpose support tenders, each configured for a different role: A615 minesweeper support A621 electronics repair Number Name A615 Loire A621 Rhin Year 1967 1964 FLT ATL ATL Group FGM -Homeport Notes Brest Fort-de-France

Garrone small repair ship
Displacement: 2,320 tons full load Dimensions: 101.5 x 13.8 x 3.7 meters (333 x 45 x 12 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,600 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 114 Armament: 1 40 mm, 2 20 mm Repair ship for overseas service. Number Name A617 Garonne Year 1965 FLT IO Group ZMOI Homeport La Reunion Notes

Experimental, Trials and Survey Ships
Monge missile tracking ship
Displacement: 21,040 tons full load Dimensions: 225.6 x 24.84 x 7.66 meters (740 x 81.5 x 25 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 9,000 bhp, 15.8 knots Crew: 104 + 184 mission crew Aviation: aft helicopter deck with dual hangars Radar: multiple missile tracking radars Armament: 2 20 mm AA Large missile tracking ship. Number Name A601 Monge Year 1992 FLT ATL Group GNDM Homeport Brest Notes

Thetis mine countermeasure experimental ship
Displacement: 1,000 tons full load Dimensions: 59 x 10.9 x 3.63 meters (193.5 x 35.5 x 12 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 2,500 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 38 + 10 technicians Sonar: DUBM 42 Armament: 2 12.7 mm MG Trials ship for DUBM 42, acoustic sweeps, and ROVs. Number Name A785 Thetis Year 1988 FLT ATL Group FGM Homeport Brest Notes

Langevin test/trials support ship
Displacement: approx. 2,700 tons full load Dimensions: 67.67 x 13.42 x 4.88 meters Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 3 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,600 shp, 12 knots Crew: ?? Former oil rig supply tug chartered to support SSBN development/trials. Number Name -Langevin Fish Year FLT 1980/90 ATL Group Homeport Notes Ex-Martin

D'Entrecasteaux ocean survey ship
Displacement: 2,450 tons full load Dimensions: 95.65 x 13 x 4.2 meters (216 x 43 x 14 feet) Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,720 shp, 15 knots Crew: 78 + 38 mission crew Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar Sonar: various survey sonars Multirole hydrographic/survey/oceanographic ship, with elaborate equipment for deep-sea work. Number Name Year A757 D'Entrecasteaux 1970 FLT ATL Group ATL Homeport Brest Notes

L'Esperance survey ship
Displacement: 1,300 tons full load Dimensions: 63.45 x 9.82 x 5.85 meters (208 x 32 x 19 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 1,870 bhp, 13.5 knots Crew: 43 Former trawler. Number Name A756 L'Esperance Year FLT 1962/69 ATL Group ATL Homeport Brest Notes Decom 1999

La Perouse class survey ships
Displacement: 980 tons full load Dimensions: 59 x 10.9 x 3.63 meters (193.5 x 35.5 x 12 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,500 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 27 + 11 mission crew Armament: 2 12.7 mm MG General-purpose survey ships. The first two have DUBM 21C minehunting sonar for route survey, the others have wreck identification sonar. Number A791 A792 A793 A795 Name La Perouse Borda Laplace Arago Year 1988 1988 1989 1991 FLT ATL ATL PAC PAC Group ATL ATL --Homeport Brest Brest Noumea Papeete Notes

Gapeau coastal logistics craft
Displacement: 1,058 tons full load Dimensions: 64 x 12.2 x 3.3 meters (210 x 40 x 11 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 10 knots

Crew: 6 + 30 passengers Cargo: 460 tons Support ship for the Mediterranean missile test facility. Number Name L9090 Gapeau Year 1987 FLT MED Group Homeport Notes

EDIC 700 type coastal logistics craft
Displacement: 736 tons full load Dimensions: 59.4 x 11.9 x 1.76 meters (195 x 39 x 6 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,080 bhp, 12 knots Crew: 18 Cargo: 340 tons Armament: 2 20 mm, 2 12.7 mm MG Landing craft used as support vessels for test facilities. Number Name L9051 -L9052 -Year 1987 1987 FLT MED MED Group --Homeport Toulon Toulon Notes

Tugs and Buoy Tenders
Abeille Flandre class large salvage tugs
Displacement: 3,800 tons full load Dimensions: 63.4 x 14.74 x 6.9 meters (208 x 48 x 22.5 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 23,000 bhp, 17 knots Crew: 12 Chartered commercial tugs for naval and civilian salvage/ rescue/towing. Equipped for firefighting and pollution control. 160 ton bollard pull; among the most powerful tugs in the word. Number Name Year FLT Group -Abeille Flandre 1978/?? ATL -N.Suecia -Abeille Languedoc 1978/?? ATL -N.Gothia Homeport Brest Cherbourg Notes ExEx-

Abeille Supporter subersible support tug
Displacement: approx. 2,600 tons full load Dimensions: 63.58 x 13.42 x 5.75 meters Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 8,000 bhp, 14 knots Crew: 15 + 27 transients Former oilfield tug converted as a submersible support ship. Number Name Year FLT Abeille Supporter 1975/?? Group Homeport Notes

Carange salvage tug
Displacement: approx. 2,500 tons full load Dimensions: 64.42 x 13.81 x 5.09 meters Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 7,040 bhp, 16 knots Crew: Chartered commercial tug for naval and civilian salvage/ rescue/towing. Equipped for firefighting and pollution control. Number Name -Carangue Year FLT 1980/95 MED Group -Homeport Toulon Notes

Merou salvage tug

Displacement: 1,900 tons full load Dimensions: 59.35 x 15 x 5.32 meters (195 x 49 x 17.5 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 8,000 bhp, 14.2 knots Crew: 26 + 12 transients Chartered commercial tug for naval and civilian salvage/ rescue/towing. Equipped for firefighting and pollution control. 100 ton bollard pull. Number Name -Merou Fish Year FLT 1982/87 MED Group -Homeport Toulon Notes Ex-King

Tenace class ocean tugs
Displacement: 1,400 tons full load Dimensions: 51 x 11.5 x 5.7 meters (167 x 38 x 19 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 4,600 bhp, 13.5 knots Crew: 56 General purpose seagoing tugs, equipped for salvage and firefighting. 60 ton bollard pull. Number Name A664 Malabar A669 Tenace Year 1976 1973 FLT ATL ATL Group ATL ATL Homeport Brest Brest Notes

Rari class supply tugs
Displacement: 1,557 tons full load Dimensions: 51 x 12.6 x 4.1 meters (167 x 41 x 13.5 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels 2 shafts, 4,000 bhp, 14.5 knots Crew: 21 + 18 passengers Ocean supply tugs for service around the Pacific bases. Equipped for firefighting. 47 ton bollard pull. Number Name A634 Rari A635 Revi Year 1985 1985 FLT PAC PAC Group --Homeport Muraroa Muraroa Notes

Belier class coastal tugs
Displacement: 800 tons full load Dimensions: 32 x 8.8 x ?? meters (105 x 29 x ?? feet) Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,600 bhp, 11 knots Crew: 12 Coastal/large harbor tugs, equipped for firefighting. 25 ton bollard pull.

Number A695 A696 A697

Name Belier Buffle Bison

Year 1980 1980 1981

FLT MED MED MED

Group ----

Homeport Toulon Toulon Toulon

Notes

Alcyon class ocean tug-buoy tenders
Displacement: 1,500 tons full load Dimensions: 53.01 x 13.31 x 4.5 meters (174 x 43.5 x 15 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 5,200 bhp, 13.5 knots Crew: 7 Oil rig supply tugs chartered as tugs and seagoing mooring tenders. Equipped for firefighting. 60 ton bollard pull. Number Name -Alcyon -Ailette Year FLT 1981/88 ATL 1982/88 ATL Group --Homeport Brest Brest Notes Ex-Bahram Ex-Cyrus

Telenn Mor coastal buoy tender
Displacement: 518 tons full load Dimensions: 41.4 x 9.1 x 1.88 meters (136 x 30 x 6 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 900 bhp, 8 knots Crew: 10 Small buoy tender. Number Name Y692 Telenn Mor Year 1986 FLT ATL Group -Homeport Brest Notes

Taape coastal support vessel
Displacement: 505 tons full load Dimensions: 41.02 x 7.5 x 3.18 meters Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,200 bhp, 14.2 knots Crew: 11 + 6 passengers Support tug similar to the Chamois class. Number Name A633 Taape Year 1983 FLT PAC Group Homeport Toulon Notes

Chamois class coastal support vessels
Displacement: 505 tons full load Dimensions: 41.6 x 7.5 x 3.2 meters (136 x 24/5 x 10.5 feet)

Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,200 bhp, 14.5 knots Crew: 20 Multirole support ships, can serve as logistics ships, coastal towing, spill cleanup, transports, minelayers, torpedo retrievers. One serves as a divers training ship. Number A768 A774 A776 Name Elan Chevreuil Isard Year 1978 1977 1978 FLT ATL MED MED Group -MED MED Homeport Notes Brest Toulon Toulon diver training

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