FR F65 Aconit class



Only one ship built before being succeeded by the more capable F67 type which did have helicopter facilities

Derivatives / Succeeded by
1974 FR F67 Tourville class
1979         FR FF F70 type class
1979                 FR F70 ASW class
1988                 FR DDG F70 AA class


3900full load (tn)
5000range (nm)
27max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine boilers
1Naval Engine steam turbines

1Missile Launcher ASW Malafon

2Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar 375 mm

1Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 32

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Typical Max
No Landing platform


FR DCNS - Lorient - 1

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19731997FRFrench NavyD609Aconit
1975--FRFrench NavyD610F67 Tourville class TourvilleFATV
19751999FRFrench NavyD611F67 Tourville class Duguay-TrouinFADT
1977--FRFrench NavyD612F67 Tourville class De GrasseFADG
19792013FRFrench NavyD640F70 ASW class Georges LeyguesFAGL
19812015FRFrench NavyD641F70 ASW class DupleixFADL - DL
19822017FRFrench NavyD642F70 ASW class Montcalm FAMO
19842019FRFrench NavyD643F70 ASW class Jean de VienneFAJV
19862019FRFrench NavyD644F70 ASW class PrimauguetFAPG
19882019FRFrench NavyD614F70 AA class CassardFACD
19882020FRFrench NavyD645F70 ASW class Lamotte-PicquetFAMP
1990--FRFrench NavyD646F70 ASW class Latouche-TrevilleFALT - LT
19912021FRFrench NavyD615F70 AA class Jean BartFAJB

13 units


1968-mar-22Laid downLaid down FR D609 Aconit
1970-mar-07LaunchedLaunched FR D609 Aconit
1973-mar-30CommissionedCommissioned FR D609 Aconit as F703.
1974-jan-01 FR D609 Aconit re-numbered as D609.
1985RefitRefit FR D609 Aconit ASW mortar replaced by 1 MM40 Exocet quad launcher
1997-feb-27DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D609 Aconit
2018-nov-24Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped FR D609 Aconit arrived at Galloo shipyard for scrapping.

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