FR F70 ASW class

FR F70 type class



Destroyer F70 ASW class

Also known as the Georges Leygues class the multi-role variant of the F70 type "frigate" is powered with gas turbine engines to better fulfill its primary function of antisubmarine warfare.


4500full load (tn)
139length (m)
14beam (m)
6draught (m)
8000range (nm)
30max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG

1Missile Launcher Crotale SAM
8Missile Launcher MM40 Exocet
2Missile Launcher Simbad twin launcher

1Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
2Naval Gun single 30 mm
2Torpedo Launchers L5 torpedo launcher

1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV 51
1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-26 Juptier
1Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 32
2Naval Radar navigation radar DECCA 1226

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Typical Max
FR French Navy Westland Lynx 12
FR French Navy SNIA Alouette III 01


FR DCNS - Brest - 7

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19792013FRFrench NavyD640Georges LeyguesFAGL
19812015FRFrench NavyD641DupleixFADL - DL
19822017FRFrench NavyD642Montcalm FAMO
19842019FRFrench NavyD643Jean de VienneFAJV
19862019FRFrench NavyD644PrimauguetFAPG
19882020FRFrench NavyD645Lamotte-PicquetFAMP
1990--FRFrench NavyD646Latouche-TrevilleFALT - LT

7 units


1974-sep-16Laid downLaid down FR D640 Georges Leygues
1975-oct-17Laid downLaid down FR D641 Dupleix
1975-dec-05Laid downLaid down FR D642 Montcalm
1976-dec-17LaunchedLaunched FR D640 Georges Leygues
1978-dec-02LaunchedLaunched FR D641 Dupleix
1979-oct-26Laid downLaid down FR D643 Jean de Vienne
1979-dec-10CommissionedCommissioned FR D640 Georges Leygues
1980-may-31LaunchedLaunched FR D642 Montcalm
1981-jun-16CommissionedCommissioned FR D641 Dupleix
1981-nov-17LaunchedLaunched FR D643 Jean de Vienne
1981-nov-19Laid downLaid down FR D644 Primauguet
1982-feb-09Laid downLaid down FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet
1982-may-28CommissionedCommissioned FR D642 Montcalm
1984-mar-17LaunchedLaunched FR D644 Primauguet
1984-may-25CommissionedCommissioned FR D643 Jean de Vienne
1985-feb-06LaunchedLaunched FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet
1985-may-31Laid downLaid down FR D646 Latouche-Treville
1986-nov-05CommissionedCommissioned FR D644 Primauguet
1988-feb-18CommissionedCommissioned FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet
1988-mar-19LaunchedLaunched FR D646 Latouche-Treville
1990-jul-16CommissionedCommissioned FR D646 Latouche-Treville
2000-dec-27DeploymentDeployment FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Operation Corymbe deployed to Mission Corymbe, until mid Feb 2001.
2004-oct-18Port VisitPort Visit FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet departed Malta after short visit
2009-feb-27Port VisitPort Visit FR D641 Dupleix visit to Malta
2010-jun-12HomeportHomeport FR D641 Dupleix Toulon
2010-jun-12HomeportHomeport FR D642 Montcalm Toulon
2010-jul-17Port VisitPort Visit FR D644 Primauguet Based in HMNB Devonport for a week during Exercise FRUKUS 10, rehearsing Disaster Relief operations with Royal Navy, US Navy and Russian Navy.
2011-feb-28DeploymentDeployment FR D640 Georges Leygues departed Brest for a 5 month training mission, of which 1 month was spent supporting Libyan democracy (known as Operation Harmattan), returning on 3 Aug 2011
2011-aprDeploymentDeployment FR D641 Dupleix Operation Unified Protector Operating off Libya, Lynx HAS.4 807 embarked.
2011-jun-19HomeportHomeport FR D642 Montcalm Toulon
2012-feb-04Port VisitPort Visit FR D643 Jean de Vienne visit to Malta, until at least 7 Feb
2012-octDeploymentDeployment FR D643 Jean de Vienne escort for FS Charles de Gaulle, during Exercise Corsican Lion.
2012-dec-01DeploymentDeployment FR D641 Dupleix Combined Task Force 150 cooperation exercise with Djibutian Navy and Coast Guard in Gulf of Aden as part of CTF-150 with HMAS Anzac and PNS Shamsheer, until 5 Dec.
2013DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D640 Georges Leygues
2014-sep-03Port VisitPort Visit FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet visited Cardiff in support of NATO Defence Ministers summit in Newport.
2015-apr-11DeploymentDeployment FR D644 Primauguet Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-apr-19DeploymentDeployment FR D643 Jean de Vienne operating in northern Arabian Gulf as part of Task Force TF473 with FS Chevalier Paul and joined with FS Var (flagship of CTF-150).
2015-julDecommissionedDecommissioned FR D641 Dupleix
2015-oct-03DeploymentDeployment FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2015-novDeploymentDeployment FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Opération Chammal participated in operations against ISIL
2016-jan-26DeploymentDeployment FR D644 Primauguet Modern Express Rescue involved in the Modern Express rescue
2016-sepDeploymentDeployment FR D643 Jean de Vienne Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS
2017DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D642 Montcalm
2019DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D643 Jean de Vienne
2019DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D644 Primauguet
2019-aug-24DeploymentDeployment FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Lead guardship for the G7 Summit off Biarritz, with 2x Lynx HAS.4 from 34F embarked for security operations.
2019-oct-02DeploymentDeployment FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Exercise Joint Warrior 19-2 arrived in Glasgow, to take part in JW 19-2
2020-janDeploymentDeployment FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet departed Brest for a 3 month Arctic deployment, operating with Charles de Gaulle and returned in Apr.
2020-may FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet withdrawn from service.
2020-jul-23DeploymentDeployment FR D646 Latouche-Treville hosted final Lynx deck recovery and take off in Bay of Brest, before 34F retired its Lynx.
2020-oct-13DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Decommissioned at Brest.

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