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  • 1979    


    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.

    Specifications

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    235crew
    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

    Aircraft

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

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    Shipyards

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    FR DCNS - Brest - 7


    List of Ships

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    FRFrench NavyD640Georges LeyguesFAGL1979--
    FRFrench NavyD641DupleixFADL1981--
    FRFrench NavyD642MontcalmFAMO1982--
    FRFrench NavyD643Jean de VienneFAJV1984--
    FRFrench NavyD644PrimauguetFAPG1986--
    FRFrench NavyD645Lamotte-PicquetFAMP1988--
    FRFrench NavyD646Latouche-TrevilleFALT1990--

    7 units


    Events

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    1974-sep-16Laid downFR D640 Georges Leygues
    1975-oct-17Laid downFR D641 Dupleix
    1975-dec-5Laid downFR D642 Montcalm
    1976-dec-17LaunchedFR D640 Georges Leygues
    1978-dec-2LaunchedFR D641 Dupleix
    1979-oct-26Laid downFR D643 Jean de Vienne
    1979-dec-10CommissionedFR D640 Georges Leygues
    1980-may-31LaunchedFR D642 Montcalm
    1981-jun-16CommissionedFR D641 Dupleix
    1981-nov-17LaunchedFR D643 Jean de Vienne
    1981-nov-19Laid downFR D644 Primauguet
    1982-feb-9Laid downFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet
    1982-may-28CommissionedFR D642 Montcalm
    1984-mar-17LaunchedFR D644 Primauguet
    1984-may-25CommissionedFR D643 Jean de Vienne
    1985-feb-6LaunchedFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet
    1985-may-31Laid downFR D646 Latouche-Treville
    1986-nov-5CommissionedFR D644 Primauguet
    1988-feb-18CommissionedFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet
    1988-mar-19LaunchedFR D646 Latouche-Treville
    1990-jul-16CommissionedFR D646 Latouche-Treville
    2004-oct-18Port VisitFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet departed Malta after short visit
    2009-feb-27Port VisitFR D641 Dupleix visit to Malta
    2010-jun-12HomeportFR D641 Dupleix Toulon
    2010-jun-12HomeportFR D642 Montcalm Toulon
    2010-jul-17Port VisitFR 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-28DeploymentFR 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-jun-19HomeportFR D642 Montcalm Toulon
    2012-feb-4Port VisitFR D643 Jean de Vienne visit to Malta, until at least 7 Feb
    2012-dec-1DeploymentFR 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.
    2014-sep-3Port VisitFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet visited Cardiff in support of NATO Defence Ministers summit in Newport.
    2015-apr-11DeploymentFR D644 Primauguet Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
    2015-apr-19DeploymentFR 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-oct-3DeploymentFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
    2015-novDeploymentFR D645 Lamotte-Picquet Opération Chammal participated in operations against ISIL
    2016-jan-26FR D644 Primauguet Modern Express Rescue involved in the Modern Express rescue
    2016-sepDeploymentFR D643 Jean de Vienne Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS






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