FR Durance class

Support Ship


Support Ship Durance class

Replenishment oiler or fleet tanker designed and built in France.


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7600light (tn)
17900full load (tn)
157.20length (m)
21.20beam (m)
8.65draught (m)
10000range (nm)
19max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick


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    Typical Max
FR French Navy Westland Lynx 11
FR French Navy SNIA Alouette III 11
AU RAN Westland Sea King 01
AR Argentine Navy Sikorsky S-61 H-3 01

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AU Cockatoo Island Dockyard - 2nm NW of Sydney1
FR DCNS - Brest - 7

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FRFrench NavyA629Durance19771997
AR Argentine Navy B-1 ARA Patagonia 1999--
FRFrench NavyA607MeuseFCMU1980--
FRFrench NavyA608VarFBVA1983--
SARoyal Saudi NavyBoreida1984--
SARoyal Saudi NavyYunbu1984--
AURANAOR 304HMAS SuccessVLNN - 3041986--
FRFrench NavyA630MarneFBMA1987--
FRFrench NavyA631SommeFBSO1990--

8 units


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1973-dec-12Laid downFR A629 Durance
1975-sep-6LaunchedFR A629 Durance
1977CommissionedFR A629 Durance
1977-jun-2Laid downFR A607 Meuse
1978-dec-2LaunchedFR A607 Meuse
1979-may-8Laid downFR A608 Var
1980-aug-9Laid downAU AOR 304 HMAS Success
1980-nov-21CommissionedFR A607 Meuse
1981-may-9LaunchedFR A608 Var
1982-aug-4Laid downFR A630 Marne
1983-jan-29CommissionedFR A608 Var
1984-mar-3LaunchedAU AOR 304 HMAS Success
1985-feb-2LaunchedFR A630 Marne
1985-may-3Laid downFR A631 Somme
1986-apr-23CommissionedAU AOR 304 HMAS Success at Pyrmont, NSW
1986-oct-4AU AOR 304 HMAS Success Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1987-jan-16CommissionedFR A630 Marne
1987-oct-3LaunchedFR A631 Somme
1990-mar-7CommissionedFR A631 Somme
1997-dec-5DecommissionedFR A629 Durance
1999-jul-12Fate: transferedFR A629 Durance to Argentina as ARA Patagonia
1999-jul-12CommissionedAR B-1 ARA Patagonia began overhaul
2000-jul-9AR B-1 ARA Patagonia join the fleet
2004-mar-16Port VisitAU AOR 304 HMAS Success arrived Wellington, NZ for goodwill visit
2004-jun-29DeploymentAU AOR 304 HMAS Success RIMPAC 04 Participated in RIMPAC 04 exercise with HMAS Newcastle and HMAS Parramata
2005-jun-24DeploymentFR A607 Meuse Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Mother Bank anchorage
2005-jul-1Port VisitFR A607 Meuse Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2010-jun-12HomeportFR A630 Marne Toulon
2013-apr-26Port VisitFR A630 Marne on completion of Exercise Joint Warrior, visited Dublin and departed 29 Apr
2013-oct-3Port VisitAU AOR 304 HMAS Success International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2015-aprDeploymentAU AOR 304 HMAS Success Combined Task Force 150 Maritime Security operations in the Arabian Sea, as part of CTF-150.
2015-apr-19DeploymentFR A608 Var Combined Task Force 150 met with French warships operating in northern Arabian Gulf as part of Task Force TF473, including FS Jean de Vienne and FS Chevalier Paul.
2015-mayDeploymentFR A608 Var Combined Task Force 150 operating in Indian Ocean with HMS Richmond
2015-jun-5DeploymentFR A631 Somme BALTOPS 15 deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.
2015-octDeploymentFR A631 Somme Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2016-sepDeploymentFR A630 Marne Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS
2016-sep-12DeploymentAU AOR 304 HMAS Success Exercise Kakadu 16 Supporting Ex Kakadu 16
2019-aprDeploymentAU AOR 304 HMAS Success AUSINDEX 2019 Apr 2019, supporting AUSINDEX 2019

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