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  • A615 BMS Loire

    FR French Navy

    1967 to present    


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


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    History of FR A615 BMS Loire

    1965-jul-9Laid down
    1967-oct-10CommissionedThe minesweeper support ship was fitted with a hangar.
    1981-marDeploymentDJDjibouti Port operating from Djibouti, with Jules Verne.
    1981-aug-27Aircraftoff Djibouti operating with ALAT Alouette III 1272 / KBE, off Djibouti.
    1982-may-13Port VisitPKKarachi Naval Base visited Karachi, until 26 May.
    1984-mar-6Port VisitSNPort de Dakar visited Dakar, until 9 Apr.
    1984-aug-26Port VisitEGPort Said Naval Base visited Port Said.
    1984-aug-28Port VisitEGHurghada NB visited Hurghada Naval Base, until 30 Aug.
    1985-mar-30RefitDCNS - Lorient improvements to underwater detection gear, at Lorient untl 29 Aug.
    1987-oct-3DeploymentAEKhorfakkan Port Operation Prometheus frequently visited during assignment to Operation Prometheus, ensuring safe passage of French commercial shipping.
    1991-aug-8Port VisitESPortopi visited Palma, until 12 Aug.
    1997-nov-7Port VisitUKRoath Basin visited Cardiff, until 10 Nov.
    1997-nov-12Port VisitUKCampbeltown visited Campbeltown, until 13 Nov.
    1998-apr-6RefitDCNS - Lorient major maintenance period at Lorient, until early Jul.
    1999-mar-19Port Visitvisited Istanbul, with Jeanne d Arc and Dugay-Trouin until 22 Mar.
    1999-jun-18Port VisitIEDublin Port visited Dublin with NATO minesweeping force, until 21 Jun.
    2003-dec-6Port VisitIEDublin Port visited Dublin, at Custom House Quay.
    2009-may-8Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Malta.
    2020-jul-4Fate: scrappedBEGhent arrived at Galoo yard, Ghent for scrapping.



        from 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



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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    FR DCNS - Lorient,

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