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


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    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


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    FR DCNS - Lorient - 9

    List of Ships

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    FRFrench NavyF725Victor Schoelcher19621988
    UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 02 General Artigas 19881989
    FRFrench NavyF727Admiral Charner19621991
    UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 03 Montevideo 1991--
    FRFrench NavyF733Commandant Riviere19621995
    FRFrench NavyF728Doudart de Lagree19631991
    FRFrench NavyF740Commandant Bourdais19631990
    UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 01 Uruguay 19902000
    FRFrench NavyF726Commandant Bory19641995
    FRFrench NavyF748Protet19641992
    FRFrench NavyF749Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry19651994
    PTPortuguese NavyF480Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Joao BeloCTFR19672008
    UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 01 Uruguay 2008--
    PTPortuguese NavyF481Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Hermenegildo CapeloCTFS19682004
    PTPortuguese NavyF482Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Roberto IvensCTFT19681998
    PTPortuguese NavyF483Joao Belo class NRP Comandante Sacadura CabralCTFU19692008
    UY Uruguayan Navy ROU 02 Comandante Pedro Campbell 2008--
    FRFrench NavyF729Balny19701994
    FRFrench NavyF730Floreal class FlorealFAFR1992--
    FRFrench NavyF731Floreal class PrairialFARP1992--
    FRFrench NavyF732Floreal class NivoseFANV1992--
    FRFrench NavyF733Floreal class VentoseFAVE1993--
    FRFrench NavyF734Floreal class VendemiaireFAVM1993--
    FRFrench NavyF735Floreal class GerminalFAGE1994--
    FRFrench NavyF710La Fayette class La FayetteFAYE1996--
    TWROCNFFG-1202Kang Ding class ROCS Kang Ding1996--
    TWROCNFFG-1203Kang Ding class ROCS Si Ning1996--
    FRFrench NavyF711La Fayette class SurcoufFASF1997--
    FRFrench NavyF712La Fayette class CourbetFACO1997--
    TWROCNFFG-1205Kang Ding class ROCS Kun Ming1997--
    TWROCNFFG-1206Kang Ding class ROCS Di Hua1997--
    TWROCNFFG-1207Kang Ding class ROCS Wu Chang1997--
    TWROCNFFG-1208Kang Ding class ROCS Chen Te1998--
    FRFrench NavyF713La Fayette class AconitFBAT1999--
    FRFrench NavyF714La Fayette class GuepratteFAGT2001--
    MARoyal Moroccan Navy611Floreal class Mohammed V2002--
    MARoyal Moroccan Navy612Floreal class Hassan II2003--
    SGSingapore Navy68Formidable class RSS FormidableS6KI2007--
    SGSingapore Navy69Formidable class RSS IntrepidS6KJ2008--
    SGSingapore Navy70Formidable class RSS SteadfastS6KK2008--
    SGSingapore Navy71Formidable class RSS TenaciousS6KL2008--
    SGSingapore Navy72Formidable class RSS StalwartS6KM2009--
    SGSingapore Navy73Formidable class RSS SupremeS6KN2009--

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    1957-aprLaid downFR F733 Commandant Riviere
    1957-octLaid downFR F725 Victor Schoelcher
    1958-mayLaid downFR F726 Commandant Bory
    1958-oct-11LaunchedFR F725 Victor Schoelcher
    1958-oct-11LaunchedFR F726 Commandant Bory
    1958-oct-11LaunchedFR F733 Commandant Riviere
    1958-novLaid downFR F727 Admiral Charner
    1959-aprLaid downFR F740 Commandant Bourdais
    1960-marLaid downFR F728 Doudart de Lagree
    1960-marLaid downFR F729 Balny
    1960-mar-12LaunchedFR F727 Admiral Charner
    1961-apr-15LaunchedFR F728 Doudart de Lagree
    1961-apr-15LaunchedFR F740 Commandant Bourdais
    1961-sepLaid downFR F748 Protet
    1962-feb-14CommissionedFR F727 Admiral Charner
    1962-mar-17LaunchedFR F729 Balny
    1962-sepLaid downFR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
    1962-oct-15CommissionedFR F725 Victor Schoelcher
    1962-dec-4CommissionedFR F733 Commandant Riviere
    1962-dec-7LaunchedFR F748 Protet
    1963-mar-10CommissionedFR F740 Commandant Bourdais
    1963-may-1CommissionedFR F728 Doudart de Lagree
    1963-dec-14LaunchedFR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
    1964-mar-5CommissionedFR F726 Commandant Bory
    1964-may-1CommissionedFR F748 Protet
    1965-may-1CommissionedFR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
    1967FR F740 Commandant Bourdais chicoutimi, province de Quebec, Canada
    1970-feb-1CommissionedFR F729 Balny
    1976DeploymentFR F733 Commandant Riviere australia
    1986FR F733 Commandant Riviere converted to trials ship
    1988DecommissionedFR F725 Victor Schoelcher
    1988Fate: transferedFR F725 Victor Schoelcher to Uruguay as General Artigas
    1988FR 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 VisitFR F727 Admiral Charner Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1988-sep-26Port VisitFR F726 Commandant Bory Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1990DecommissionedFR F740 Commandant Bourdais
    1990Fate: transferedFR F740 Commandant Bourdais to Uruguay as ROU Uruguay
    1991DecommissionedFR F727 Admiral Charner
    1991Fate: transferedFR F727 Admiral Charner to Uruguay as Montevideo
    1991DecommissionedFR F728 Doudart de Lagree
    1991-jan-28CommissionedUY ROU 03 Montevideo
    1992DecommissionedFR F748 Protet
    1994DecommissionedFR F729 Balny
    1994DecommissionedFR F749 Enseigne de Vaisseau Henry
    1995DecommissionedFR F726 Commandant Bory
    1995DecommissionedFR F733 Commandant Riviere

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