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  • R98 Clemenceau

    FR French Navy

    1961 to 1997    

    R98 Clemenceau


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    Flight Deck: U
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    Shipyard: DCNS - Brest


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    History of FR R98 Clemenceau

    1955-novLaid down
    1968-mar-8Deploymentembarked 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-13RefitMajor refit, for Super Etendard and tactical nuclear operations, until Nov 1978
    1983-octDeploymentLBoff 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-3RefitRefit until Jan 1987
    1987-jul-30Deployment Operation Prometheus departed for Arabian Sea until c Sep 1988, escorted by FNS Duquesne and FNS Suffren and supported by FNS Meuse.
    1987-sep-5Port VisitDJDjibouti Port visited Djibouti, with her Carrier Group.
    1988RefitRefit until 1989
    1993RefitRefit during 1993
    2001plan to sink the carrier as an artificial reef abandoned
    2003ESGijon Harbour breakers yard sold for scrap to Spanish breaker, with asbestos due to be removed in Gijon
    2003-novrenamed 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-31Arsenal de Toulon (naval base) departed Toulon for Alang, India for scrapping.
    2006-jan-15Egyptian Government removed environmental objections (asbestos) to passage through Suez Canal
    2006-feb-15Arsenal 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-1After 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-febQ790 arrived in Hartlepool for scrapping
    2009-nov-18Fate: scrappedUKGraythorp breakers yard Scrapping commenced in Hartlepool, completed by end of 2010



        from 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



        Typical Max
    FR French Navy SA SE3210 Super Frelon 20
    FR French Navy SNIA Alouette III 20

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    FR DCNS - Brest,

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