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  • FR L'Astrolabe class



    Operated by the Marine Nationale on behalf of the Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor and the Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, as a research support vessel. She is usually based in Hobart for the southern summer and services the Antarctic base Dumont d’Urville station, Adelie Land. There is a cooperation agreement with Australia and she can also supply Macquarie Island for the Australian Antarctic Service.


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    72length (m)
    16beam (m)
    5.30draught (m)
    14max speed (knots)
    4Naval Engine diesel


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        Typical Max
    FR French Navy SNIA SA365 Dauphin 2 02

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    FR Chantiers Pirioux Concarneau - 1

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    FRFrench NavyP800L'AstrolabeFASB2017--

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    2015-junOrderedFR P800 L'Astrolabe from Chantiers Piriou, Concarneau
    2015-dec-16Laid downFR P800 L'Astrolabe
    2016-dec-22LaunchedFR P800 L'Astrolabe at CRIST, Gdynia
    2017-octHomeportFR P800 L'Astrolabe Port-des-Galets
    2018-jun-19Port VisitFR P800 L'Astrolabe visited Cape Town for 6 days
    2022-nov-14Port VisitFR P800 L'Astrolabe visited Base Dumont dUrville for 9 days, departing 23 Nov, for Hobart.

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