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R98 Clemenceau

FR French Navy

R98 Clemenceau

Flight Deck: U
Call Sign:
Shipyard: DCNS - Brest


History of FR Clemenceau R98

1955-novLaid downLaid down
1968-mar-08DeploymentDeployment embarked Super Frelon 101, 102, 105, & 106 of 20S for a Pacific and French Polynesian deployment. The Super Frelon were disembarked to Hao in May.
1977-jul-13RefitRefit Major refit, for Super Etendard and tactical nuclear operations, until Nov 1978
1983-octDeploymentDeployment LB off Lebanon Multi-National Force Operation Offcut relieved FS Foch off Lebanon in Oct 1983, as part of the Multi-National Force peacekeepers, until Feb 1984.
1985-sep-03RefitRefit Refit until Jan 1987
1987-jul-30DeploymentDeployment Operation Prometheus departed for Arabian Sea until c Sep 1988, escorted by FNS Duquesne and FNS Suffren and supported by FNS Meuse.
1987-sep-05Port VisitPort Visit DJ Djibouti Port visited Djibouti, with her Carrier Group.
1988RefitRefit Refit until 1989
1993RefitRefit Refit during 1993
2001 plan to sink the carrier as an artificial reef abandoned
2003 ES Gijon Harbour breakers yard sold for scrap to Spanish breaker, with asbestos due to be removed in Gijon
2003-nov renamed anonymously as Q790 and left for Turkey (in contravention of sales agreement re removal of asbestos) and was intercepted by French Navy and returned to port
2005-dec-31 Arsenal de Toulon (naval base) departed Toulon for Alang, India for scrapping.
2006-jan-15 Egyptian Government removed environmental objections (asbestos) to passage through Suez Canal
2006-feb-15 Arsenal de Toulon (naval base) naval base French Supreme Court suspended the transfer of ownership pending a review and ship returned to Toulon via Cape of Good Hope
2008-jul-01 After intervention by Indian Supreme Court rejecting the scrapping at Alang, French Government announced she was to be scrapped at Graythorp, Hartlepool by Able UK.
2009-feb Q790 arrived in Hartlepool for scrapping
2009-nov-18Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped UK Graythorp breakers yard Scrapping commenced in Hartlepool, completed by end of 2010

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Clemenceau class
32780full load (tn)
265length (m)
31.70beam (m)
8.60draught (m)
7500range (nm)
32max speed (knots)

1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV 23B
2Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 31
2Naval Radar fire direction radar DRBC 32
2Naval Radar height finding radar DRBI 10
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar DRBV50
1Sonar hull mounted and towed sonar AN/SQS-505

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