Frigate Floreal class

Surveillance Frigates to replace the 1980s Avisos for protection of Exclusive Economic Zones. The Moroccan ships have Oto Melara 76mm as their main gun

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
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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2950full load (tn)
93.50length (m)
14beam (m)
4.30draught (m)
10000range (nm)
24max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
2Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
2Naval Gun single 20 mm


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FR French Navy EC AS365 Dauphin 2 11

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FR Chantiers de l Atlantique - 8

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FRFrench NavyF730FlorealFAFR1992--
FRFrench NavyF731PrairialFARP1992--
FRFrench NavyF732NivoseFANV1992--
FRFrench NavyF733VentoseFAVE1993--
FRFrench NavyF734VendemiaireFAVM1993--
FRFrench NavyF735GerminalFAGE1994--
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 Navy611Mohammed V2002--
MARoyal Moroccan Navy612Hassan 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--

25 units


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1990-apr-2Laid downFR F730 Floreal
1990-sep-11Laid downFR F731 Prairial
1990-oct-6LaunchedFR F730 Floreal
1991-jan-16Laid downFR F732 Nivose
1991-mar-23LaunchedFR F731 Prairial
1991-jun-28Laid downFR F733 Ventose
1991-aug-11LaunchedFR F732 Nivose
1992-jan-17Laid downFR F734 Vendemiaire
1992-mar-14LaunchedFR F733 Ventose
1992-may-20CommissionedFR F731 Prairial
1992-may-27CommissionedFR F730 Floreal
1992-aug-17Laid downFR F735 Germinal
1992-aug-23LaunchedFR F734 Vendemiaire
1992-oct-15CommissionedFR F732 Nivose
1993-mar-14LaunchedFR F735 Germinal
1993-may-5CommissionedFR F733 Ventose
1993-oct-21CommissionedFR F734 Vendemiaire
1994-may-17CommissionedFR F735 Germinal
2001-jul-25Port VisitFR F730 Floreal visited Mauritius, in company with HMS Gloucester for environmental and habitat protection work, until 30 Jul
2002HomeportFR F730 Floreal Ile de La Reunion
2005-jun-24DeploymentMA 611 Mohammed V Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Gilkicker Point
2005-jul-1Port VisitMA 611 Mohammed V Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2008FR F735 Germinal homeport Toulon
2009FR F731 Prairial homeport as Tahiti
2009HomeportFR F732 Nivose Ile de La Reunion
2009HomeportFR F733 Ventose La Martinique
2009FR F734 Vendemiaire homeport Noumea, New Caledonia
2010-jun-12Port VisitFR F731 Prairial Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Esquimalt and Royal Roads for MARPAC Fleet Review, with Alouette III embarked.
2010-jun-28Port VisitFR F733 Ventose Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
2011-may-18DeploymentFR F734 Vendemiaire IMDEX Asia 2011 Present for IMDEX Asia 2011 exhibition
2012-apr-17DeploymentFR F735 Germinal NOLA Navy Week visited New Orleans to commemorate War of 1812
2013-oct-3Port VisitFR F734 Vendemiaire International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2014-sep-29FR F732 Nivose overnight fire in machinery space. Assistance rendered by FS Floreal.
2016-julFR F731 Prairial took part of RIMPAC 2016
2017-sep-8DeploymentFR F733 Ventose Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations in the Caribbean with AS365 Panther 524 when Hurricane Irma hit

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