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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FRFrench NavyP800L'AstrolabeFJYC2017--

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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

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