FR Commandant Riviere class



Frigate Commandant Riviere class

Aviso-Escorteur light frigates mainly used for overseas patrol duties capable of carrying a 80 marines detachment with two landing boats. One of the 100mm gun was later replaced by 4 MM38 Exocet launchers

Derivatives / Succeeded by
1967 PT Joao Belo class
1992 FR Floreal class
1996         FR La Fayette class
1996                 SA FFG Al Riyadh class
1996                 TW Kang Ding class
2007                 SG FFG Formidable class


1750light (tn)
2230full load (tn)
98length (m)
11.50beam (m)
4.30draught (m)
7500range (nm)
25max speed (knots)

4Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick

3Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
2Naval Gun single 30 mm
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar 375 mm
6Torpedo Launchers single tube 550 mm

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Typical Max
No Landing platform


FR DCNS - Lorient - 9

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19621988FRFrench NavyF725Victor Schoelcher
19881989 UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 02 General Artigas
19621991FRFrench NavyF727Admiral Charner
1991-- UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 03 Montevideo
19621995FRFrench NavyF733Commandant Riviere
19631991FRFrench NavyF728Doudart de Lagree
19631990FRFrench NavyF740Commandant Bourdais
19902000 UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 01 Uruguay
19641995FRFrench NavyF726Commandant Bory
19641992FRFrench NavyF748Protet
19651994FRFrench NavyF749Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
19672008PTPortuguese NavyF480Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Joao BeloCTFR
2008-- UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 01 Uruguay
19682004PTPortuguese NavyF481Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Hermenegildo CapeloCTFS
19681998PTPortuguese NavyF482Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Roberto IvensCTFT
19692008PTPortuguese NavyF483Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Sacadura CabralCTFU
2008-- UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 02 Comandante Pedro Campbell
19701994FRFrench NavyF729Balny
1992--FRFrench NavyF730Floreal class FlorealFAFR
1992--FRFrench NavyF731Floreal class PrairialFARP
1992--FRFrench NavyF732Floreal class NivoseFANV
1993--FRFrench NavyF733Floreal class Ventose FAVE
1993--FRFrench NavyF734Floreal class VendemiaireFAVM
1994--FRFrench NavyF735Floreal class GerminalFAGE
1996--FRFrench NavyF710La Fayette class La FayetteFAYE
1996--TWROCNFFG-1202Kang Ding class ROCS Kang Ding
1996--TWROCNFFG-1203Kang Ding class ROCS Si Ning
1997--FRFrench NavyF711La Fayette class SurcoufFASF
1997--FRFrench NavyF712La Fayette class CourbetFACO
1997--TWROCNFFG-1205Kang Ding class ROCS Kun Ming
1997--TWROCNFFG-1206Kang Ding class ROCS Di Hua
1997--TWROCNFFG-1207Kang Ding class ROCS Wu Chang
1998--TWROCNFFG-1208Kang Ding class ROCS Chen Te
1999--FRFrench NavyF713La Fayette class AconitFBAT
2001--FRFrench NavyF714La Fayette class GuepratteFAGT
2002--MARoyal Moroccan Navy611Floreal class Mohammed V
2003--MARoyal Moroccan Navy612Floreal class Hassan II
2007--SGSingapore Navy68Formidable class RSS FormidableS6KI
2008--SGSingapore Navy69Formidable class RSS IntrepidS6KJ
2008--SGSingapore Navy70Formidable class RSS Steadfast S6KK
2008--SGSingapore Navy71Formidable class RSS TenaciousS6KL
2009--SGSingapore Navy72Formidable class RSS StalwartS6KM
2009--SGSingapore Navy73Formidable class RSS SupremeS6KN

38 units


1957-aprLaid downLaid down FR F733 Commandant Riviere
1957-octLaid downLaid down FR F725 Victor Schoelcher
1958-mayLaid downLaid down FR F726 Commandant Bory
1958-oct-11LaunchedLaunched FR F725 Victor Schoelcher
1958-oct-11LaunchedLaunched FR F726 Commandant Bory
1958-oct-11LaunchedLaunched FR F733 Commandant Riviere
1958-novLaid downLaid down FR F727 Admiral Charner
1959-aprLaid downLaid down FR F740 Commandant Bourdais
1960-marLaid downLaid down FR F728 Doudart de Lagree
1960-marLaid downLaid down FR F729 Balny
1960-mar-12LaunchedLaunched FR F727 Admiral Charner
1961-apr-15LaunchedLaunched FR F728 Doudart de Lagree
1961-apr-15LaunchedLaunched FR F740 Commandant Bourdais
1961-sepLaid downLaid down FR F748 Protet
1962-feb-14CommissionedCommissioned FR F727 Admiral Charner
1962-mar-17LaunchedLaunched FR F729 Balny
1962-sepLaid downLaid down FR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
1962-oct-15CommissionedCommissioned FR F725 Victor Schoelcher
1962-dec-04CommissionedCommissioned FR F733 Commandant Riviere
1962-dec-07LaunchedLaunched FR F748 Protet
1963-mar-10CommissionedCommissioned FR F740 Commandant Bourdais
1963-may-01CommissionedCommissioned FR F728 Doudart de Lagree
1963-dec-14LaunchedLaunched FR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
1964-mar-05CommissionedCommissioned FR F726 Commandant Bory
1964-may-01CommissionedCommissioned FR F748 Protet
1965-may-01CommissionedCommissioned FR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
1967 FR F740 Commandant Bourdais chicoutimi, province de Quebec, Canada
1970-feb-01CommissionedCommissioned FR F729 Balny
1976DeploymentDeployment FR F733 Commandant Riviere australia
1986 FR F733 Commandant Riviere converted to trials ship
1988DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F725 Victor Schoelcher
1988Fate: transferedFate: transfered FR F725 Victor Schoelcher to Uruguay as General Artigas
1988 FR F727 Admiral Charner I must discard a framed photo of the Charner steaming close off Tahiti circa 1988. Being an old salt myself with my ship s photo on my wall, I know this photo of the A. Charner will be someone else s treasure. Happy to ship it free of charge anywhere. Paul Shelton, Seattle, Washington USA. pgshelton at w-link net
1988-sep-26Port VisitPort Visit FR F727 Admiral Charner Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1988-sep-26Port VisitPort Visit FR F726 Commandant Bory Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1990DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F740 Commandant Bourdais
1990Fate: transferedFate: transfered FR F740 Commandant Bourdais to Uruguay as ROU Uruguay
1991DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F727 Admiral Charner
1991Fate: transferedFate: transfered FR F727 Admiral Charner to Uruguay as Montevideo
1991DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F728 Doudart de Lagree
1991-jan-28CommissionedCommissioned UY ROU 03 Montevideo
1992DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F748 Protet
1994DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F729 Balny
1994DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
1995DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F726 Commandant Bory
1995DecommissionedDecommissioned FR F733 Commandant Riviere

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