2001 to present    

R91 Charles de Gaulle

FR French Navy

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


History of FR Charles de Gaulle R91

1989-apr-14Laid downLaid down as FS Richlieu
2000-sepCommissionedCommissioned operational Apr 2001
2001-decDeploymentDeployment to Jul 2002, Operation Enduring Freedom
2005-jun-24DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand anchorage
2005-jul-01Port VisitPort Visit Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2007-sepRefitRefit deep maintenance of PWR and refuelling, installation of new satellite communications and C2 systems
2010-apr-09Port VisitPort Visit DE Cuxhaven from 9 to 11 April Cuxhaven Germany. on board 1 Dauphin 313, serveral Super Etendard, Rafale, E2C
2010-jun-13 Rade 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-mar-20DeploymentDeployment LY Libyan coast Gulf of Sirte Operation Unified Protector Departed Toulon to lead Task Force 473 off Libya and participated in Operation Harmattan, joining with FS Forbin and FS Jean Bart which were already in theatre, on 22 Mar.
2012-octDeploymentDeployment Corsican Lion 2012 flagship for Mediterranean exercises, escorted by FS Jean de Vienne and HMS Northumberland.
2015-feb-23DeploymentDeployment Persian 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-18DeploymentDeployment Opération Chammal departed Toulon to join French TF473 in operations against ISIL Daech in Iraq and Syria, arrived in thaeatre on 22 Nov.
2015-dec-09NEWSEGSuez Canal Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier Crossed Suez Canal
2017-feb-08RefitRefit Toulon Harbour Mid Life Refit entered dry dock for Mid Life Refit (includes nuclear fuel replacement). Refloated 17 May 2018, due to complete 2019.
2023-janDeploymentDeployment Gulf of Aden

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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

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