1976 to 2009    

A620 Jules Verne

FR French Navy

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


History of FR Jules Verne A620

1969-jul-15Laid downLaid down as Achéron.
1973-jul-09RefitRefit from munitions ship to fleet replenishment and renamed Jules Verne.
1976-oct-07HomeportHomeport DJ Djibouti Port assigned to Djibouti.
1977-may-14Port VisitPort Visit RE Port Reunion port visit and operations around Reunion.
1978-jan-20Port VisitPort Visit SC Victoria Harbour visited Seychelles.
1979-aug-18Port VisitPort Visit YT Port de Longoni visited Mayotte, until 23 Aug.
1980-jan-22Port VisitPort Visit LK Port of Colombo visited Colombo, until 26 Jan.
1980-oct-16Port VisitPort Visit KE Port Mombasa visited Mombassa, until 24 Oct.
1981-marPort VisitPort Visit DJ Djibouti Port alongside at Djibouti, from time to time with the Loire.
1983-may-30DeploymentDeployment RE Port Reunion extended visit to Port les Galets on Reunion, until 17 Aug.
1986-jan-17DeploymentDeployment YE off Aden Operation Balsac ordered to Aden, with a Puma and 2 Alouettte III embarked, to evacuate French nationals.
1986-sep-23DeploymentDeployment SO off Berbera rendezvous with HMS Scylla, off Berbera.
1988-apr-09Port VisitPort Visit SA Jeddah Naval Base visited Jeddah, until 13 Apr.
1988-sep-13Port VisitPort Visit SO Port of Mogadishu visited Mogadishu, until 17 Sep.
1988-dec-13RefitRefit general upgrade of facilities at Ponant, until mid Mar 1989.
1991-jan-03DeploymentDeployment SO Port of Mogadishu Opération Bérénice assisted in evacuating French and other nationals from Somalia, initially to Djibouti.
2004-may-26DeploymentDeployment Gulf of Guinea Operation Corymbe deployed to Mission Corymbe, until early Aug.
2005-jul-18DeploymentDeployment Gulf of Guinea Operation Corymbe deployed to Mission Corymbe, until mid Oct.
2016-mayFate: scrappedFate: scrapped BE Ghent towed from Toulon to the Galoo yard in Ghent, to be scrapped.

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Achéron class
6485light (tn)
10250full load (tn)
151length (m)
21.50beam (m)
6.45draught (m)
9180range (nm)
19max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick

2Naval Gun single 40 mm


FR DCNS - Brest,

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