1967 to present    

A615 BMS Loire

FR French Navy

Flight Deck: LO
Call Sign: FBLO
Shipyard: DCNS - Lorient


History of FR BMS Loire A615

1965-jul-09Laid downLaid down
1967-oct-10CommissionedCommissioned The minesweeper support ship was fitted with a hangar.
1981-marDeploymentDeployment DJ Djibouti Port operating from Djibouti, with Jules Verne.
1981-aug-27AircraftAircraft off Djibouti operating with ALAT Alouette III 1272 / KBE, off Djibouti.
1982-may-13Port VisitPort Visit PK Karachi Naval Base visited Karachi, until 26 May.
1984-mar-06Port VisitPort Visit SN Port de Dakar visited Dakar, until 9 Apr.
1984-aug-26Port VisitPort Visit EG Port Said Naval Base visited Port Said.
1984-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit EG Hurghada NB visited Hurghada Naval Base, until 30 Aug.
1985-mar-30RefitRefit DCNS - Lorient improvements to underwater detection gear, at Lorient untl 29 Aug.
1987-oct-03DeploymentDeployment AE Khorfakkan Port Operation Prometheus frequently visited during assignment to Operation Prometheus, ensuring safe passage of French commercial shipping.
1991-aug-08Port VisitPort Visit ES Portopi visited Palma, until 12 Aug.
1997-nov-07Port VisitPort Visit UK Roath Basin visited Cardiff, until 10 Nov.
1997-nov-12Port VisitPort Visit UK Campbeltown visited Campbeltown, until 13 Nov.
1998-apr-06RefitRefit DCNS - Lorient major maintenance period at Lorient, until early Jul.
1999-mar-19Port VisitPort Visit visited Istanbul, with Jeanne d Arc and Dugay-Trouin until 22 Mar.
1999-jun-18Port VisitPort Visit IE Dublin Port visited Dublin with NATO minesweeping force, until 21 Jun.
2003-dec-06Port VisitPort Visit IE Dublin Port visited Dublin, at Custom House Quay.
2009-may-08Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Malta.
2020-jul-04Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped BE Ghent arrived at Galoo yard, Ghent for scrapping.

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Rhin class
2075light (tn)
2445full load (tn)
101.10length (m)
13.10beam (m)
3.70draught (m)
13000range (nm)
16.50max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick

3Naval Gun single 40 mm

helicopter   Aircraft

Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
FR French Navy SNIA Alouette III 13


FR DCNS - Lorient,

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