Flamant-class patrol vessel

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Cormoran at Brest
Cormoran at Brest
Class overview
Builders: Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie, Cherbourg
Operators:  French Navy
In commission: 1996–
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics [1]
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 300 tonnes (295 long tons) standard
477 tonnes (469 long tons) full load
Length: 54 m (177 ft 2 in) o/a
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draught: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 3,050 hp (2,274 kW) Deutz-MWM TBD 620 V16 diesel engines
2 × 930 hp (694 kW) Deutz-MWM TBD234 V12 diesel engines
2 × variable-pitch propellers
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h)
Boats and landing
craft carried:
1 × 6.7 m (22 ft) Zodiac "Hurricane" RHIB
Complement: 21 (3 officers and 18 men)
Armament: 2 × 12.7 mm machine guns

The Flamant class patrol vessel are a class of three Type OPV54 patrol boats of the French Navy used for fishery monitoring, search and rescue, and patrolling France's Exclusive Economic Zone out to 200 nautical miles (370 km; 230 mi).[1]

The three boats were ordered in August 1993 and entered service in October and December 1997. They are based at Cherbourg.[1]

In addition to their usual facilities the boats are also equipped with two 8 m3 (280 cu ft) tanks for anti-pollutants, and a water cannon for fire fighting. They have a plant capable of producing 15 tonnes of fresh water per day by reverse osmosis. The boats have an area for vertical replenishment.[1]

Each boat carries a 6.7 m (22 ft) Zodiac "Hurricane" rigid-hulled inflatable boat, powered by a 200 hp (149 kW) water jet engine that gives a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph).[1]

Ships[edit]

  • P676 Flamant, laid down March 1994, launched 24 April 1995, entered service 18 December 1997.[2]
  • P677 Cormoran, laid down 25 May 1994, launched 15 May 1995, entered service 29 October 1997.[3]
  • P678 Pluvier, laid down 1995, launched 1996, entered service 18 December 1997.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "PSP Flamant : Caractéristiques principales". netmarine.net (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Flamant". netmarine.net (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cormoran". netmarine.net (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pluvier". netmarine.net (in French). Retrieved 20 July 2010.