French frigate Aconit (F 713)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Aconit.
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Career (France)
Name: Aconit
Namesake: French corvette Aconit
Laid down: 5 August 1996
Launched: 8 June 1997
Commissioned: 6 June 1999
Renamed: laid down as Jauréguiberry, renamed to Aconit in 1996
Homeport: Toulon
Honours and
awards:
Flies the FFL jack in honour of the corvette Aconit
Fourragère of the Ordre de la Libération
Fourragère of the Croix de Guerre
Fate: In active service
General characteristics
Class & type: La Fayette-class frigate
Displacement: 3200 tonnes, 3600 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 125 m (410 ft)
Beam: 15.4 m (51 ft)
Draught: 4.8 m (16 ft)
Propulsion: 4 diesel SEMT Pielstick 12PA6V280 STC2, 21000 hp (15 400 kW)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h), 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement:

12 officers
68 non-commissioned officers

61 men
Sensors and
processing systems:

1 × Air/Surface DRBV 15C sentry radar
1 × firing control radar for the 100 mm gun
1 × DRBN34 navigation radar

1 × DRBN34 landing radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

1 × Saïgon ARBG 1 radio interceptor
1 × ARBR 21 radar interceptor
2 × Dagaie Mk2 chaff launcher
1 × AN/SLQ-25 Nixie tugged noise maker
1 × Prairie-Masker noise reduction system
1 × Syracuse II

1 × Inmarsat
Armament:

(Provision for future 16 × Aster 15 missiles in VLS)

Anti-ship;

  • 8 × Exocet MM40 block II anti-ship missiles

Guns;

CIWS;

  • 1 × Crotale CN2 launcher (8 missiles on the launcher with 16 reload)
Armour: On sensitive areas (munition magazine and control centre)
Aircraft carried: 1 × helicopter (Panther or NH90)

The Aconit is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale. Initially to be named Jauréguiberry, she is now the fourth French vessel named after the FNFL corvette Aconit.

She took part in the Action of 9 April 2009.

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