R91 Charles de Gaulle

FR French Navy




2001 to present    



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1986-feb-3Ordered
1989-apr-14Laid downas FS Richlieu
1994-may-7Launched
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.
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 Mid Life Refit entered dry dock for Mid Life Refit (includes nuclear fuel replacement). Refloated 17 May 2018, due to complete 2019.

Specifications

   

    from Charles de Gaulle class
1150crew
800troops
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



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