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  • R91 Charles de Gaulle

    FR French Navy

    2001 to present    


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


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    History of FR R91 Charles de Gaulle

    1989-apr-14Laid downas FS Richlieu
    2000-sepCommissionedoperational Apr 2001
    2001-decDeploymentto Jul 2002, Operation Enduring Freedom
    2005-jun-24Deployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand anchorage
    2005-jul-1Port VisitPresent at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
    2007-sepRefitdeep maintenance of PWR and refuelling, installation of new satellite communications and C2 systems
    2010-apr-9Port VisitDECuxhaven from 9 to 11 April Cuxhaven Germany. on board 1 Dauphin 313, serveral Super Etendard, Rafale, E2C
    2010-jun-13Rade d Hyeres Participated with 100 years AERONAVALE with D620 Forbin; L9011 Foudre; F221 Hessen; A135 RFA Argus; R-11 Principe de Asturias; CG-60 USS Normandy; CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman at Rade d Hyeres
    2011-aprDeploymentLYLibyan coast Gulf of Sirte Operation Unified Protector Participated in Operation Harmattan, with FS Forbin and FS Jean Bart as part of the carrier group.
    2015-feb-23DeploymentPersian Gulf deployed to the Gulf to support USS Carl Vinson carrier group in international operations against ISIS in Syria. On completion in mid-Apr, headed for Goa in Indian Ocean.
    2015-nov-18Deployment Opération Chammal departed Touon to join French TF473 in operations against ISIL Daech in Iraq and Syria, arrived in thaeatre on 22 Nov.
    2015-dec-09NEWS EGSuez Canal Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier Crossed Suez Canal
    2017-feb-8RefitToulon Harbour Mid Life Refit entered dry dock for Mid Life Refit (includes nuclear fuel replacement). Refloated 17 May 2018, due to complete 2019.



        from Charles de Gaulle class
    41000full load (tn)
    261.50length (m)
    64.40beam (m)
    8.50draught (m)
    27max speed (knots)
    83000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine nuclear - pressurised water reactor
    2Missile Launcher Sadral six cell launcher
    8Naval Gun Nexter (GIAT) F2 single 20mm
    1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-15 Sea Tiger
    1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-26 Juptier
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Thales Arabel



        Typical Max
    FR French Navy NHI NH90 NFH 15

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    FR DCNS - Brest,

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