1963 to 2000    

R99 Foch

FR French Navy

2001 to 2018 - BR Brazilian Navy - A12 NAeL Sao Paulo    

Flight Deck: F
Call Sign: FBQA
Shipyard: Chantiers de l Atlantique


History of FR Foch R99

1957-nov-15Laid downLaid down
1974-nov-18Port VisitPort Visit UK Port of Southampton visited Southampton Docks, until 21 Nov.
1983-sep-22DeploymentDeployment LB off Lebanon Multi-National Force Operation Offcut launched air raids on Syrian positions at Dahr al Baydar and Ain Dara to the south east of Beirut. Remained on station until relieved by FS Clemenceau in Oct 1983.
1992RefitRefit until 1993, to fit ski-jump
1995RefitRefit modifications until 1997, to enable Rafale-M operations
1999-jan-26DeploymentDeployment KFOR (kosovo force) Operation Trident deployment. Led TF470 to the Adriatic to support French components of KFOR and NATO operations in Kosovo, until 3 Jun. Carrier Group TF470 included HMS Somerset and HMS Grafton.
2000-nov-15DecommissionedDecommissioned and sold to Brazilian Navy

History of BR NAeL Sao Paulo A12

2000-nov-15CommissionedCommissioned in Brest
2000-nov-15RefitRefit until Jan 2001 in Brest (FR): refit for Brazilian service
2004 steam catapult exploded causing damage and casualties
2005RefitRefit BR Arsenal de Marinha major refit at Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro, until Jul 2009
2012-feb propulsion problems and fire during sea trials
2013AircraftAircraft while alongside in port, hosted deck landing training by HS-1 new MH-16.
2018-decDecommissionedDecommissioned withdrawn from the fleet.
2021Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped sold for scrapping.

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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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