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Floréal-class Frigate

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The Floréal-class is a type of light "surveillance frigates" designed for the needs of the French Navy after the end of the Cold War, ordered in 1989. They use construction standards of commercial ships. The ships are named after months of the Republican Calendar.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Light Frigate
  • Service Period: 1992-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 307 feet (93.57 meters)
    • Beam: 46 feet (14.02 meters)
    • Draught: 14 feet 4.27 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,600 tons (Standard); 2,950 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 88
  • Electrical Power: 3 x Baudouin 12P15 2SR diesel alternators, 3 x Alsthom AA 49L9 alternators
  • Propulsion:
    • 4 x SEMT Pielstick 6PA6 L280 diesel engines
    • 1 x Ulstein 200 kW beam propulsor
    • 2 x variable pace Lips
  • Range: 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • DRBV-21C Air Search Radar
    • Racal Decca RM1290 Navigation Radar
    • Racal Decca RM1290 Landing Radar
  • Countermeasures:
    • ARBG-1A Saigon Electric Warfare Suite
    • Dagaie Decoy Launcher x 2
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 100mm/55-caliber CADAM naval gun - 1 x OTO Melara 76mm/62-caliber naval gun on Moroccan frigates
    • 2 x MM40 Exocet AShM Launchers
    • 2 x Mistral Simbad Launchers
    • 2 x 20 mm modèle F2 guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Eurocopter Panther anti-submarine helicopter

Unit Run[edit]

France[edit]

  • MN Floréal (F730)
  • MN Prairial (F731)
  • MN Nivôse (F732)
  • MN Ventôse (F733)
  • MN Vendémiaire (F734)
  • MN Germinal (F735)
  • MN Frimaire (F736)
  • MN Thermidor (F737)
  • MN Pluviôse (F738)
  • MN Messidor (F739)
  • MN Fructidor (F740)
  • MN Brumaire (F741)

Morocco[edit]

  • Mohammed V (F611)
  • Hassan II (F612)
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