French frigate Aconit

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History
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 Aconit in 1996
Homeport: Toulon
Honours and
awards:
Fate: In active service
General characteristics
Class and 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:
Armour: On sensitive areas (munition magazine and control centre)
Aircraft carried: 1 × helicopter (Panther or NH90)

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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