French frigate Dupleix

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Dupleix
History
France
Name: Dupleix
Builder: Brest arsenal
Laid down: 17 October 1975
Launched: 2 December 1978
Commissioned: 13 June 1981
Decommissioned: July 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Georges Leygues-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 3,550 t (3,494 long tons)
  • 4,500 t (4,429 long tons) full load
Length: 139 m (456 ft 0 in)
Beam: 14 m (45 ft 11 in)
Height: 39.36 m (129 ft 2 in)
Draught: 5.8 m (19 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h) on gas turbines
  • 21 knots (24 mph; 39 km/h) on diesels
Range:
  • 1,000 nmi (1,900 km) at 30 kn (35 mph; 56 km/h) on gas turbines
  • 10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h) on diesels
Complement:
  • 20 officers
  • 120 non-commissioned officers
  • 95 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Detection:
  • 1 Air/surface sentry radar DRBV51C
  • 1 Air sentry radar DRBV 26
  • 1 Fire control radar DRBC 32E
  • 2 Navigation radar KH 1007
  • 1 Hull sonar DUBV 23
  • 1 Towed sonar DUBV 43C
  • Tactical information:
  • SENIT 4
  • SEAO/OPSMER
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 2 Radar interceptors ARBR 16
  • 2 × Syllex chaff launchers
Armament:
  • Anti-air:
  • 1 × Crotale EDIR system - 8 missiles on launcher + 18 stored
  • 2 × Sadral - 2 × 6 Mistral missiles
  • 1 × CADAM 100 mm main gun
  • 2 × 20 mm guns
  • 4 × 12.7 mm machine guns
  • Anti-surface:
  • 4 × Exocet MM38 missiles
  • Anti-submarine:
  • 10 × L5 Mod4 torpedoes
  • 2 × L5 torpedo launchers
Aircraft carried:
  • 2 × Lynx WG13 Mk.4 helicopters, each with:
  • 1 × DUAV4 sonar
  • Rheseda system for transmission of acoustic data
  • 12 × Mark 46 torpedoes

Dupleix is a F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Navy. She is the fourth French vessel (beside also two French commercial ships) named after the 18th century Governor of Pondichéry and Governor-General of the French possessions in India marquess Joseph François Dupleix.

Note: The French navy doesn't use the term "destroyer" for its ships; hence some large ships, referred to as "frigates", are registered as destroyers.