French frigate Chevalier Paul

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Chevalier Paul (D 621).jpg
History
France
Name: Chevalier Paul
Namesake: Chevalier Paul
Operator: Marine Nationale
Ordered: 27 October 2000
Builder: DCNS and Thales Group. Lorient shipyard
Laid down: 13 January 2005
Launched: 12 July 2006
Commissioned: June 2009
Homeport: Toulon
Identification: D 621
Fate: In service, as of 2013
General characteristics
Class and type: Horizon-class frigate
Displacement: 7,050 tonnes[1]
Length: 152.87 m (501.5 ft)
Beam: 20.3 m (67 ft)
Draught: 5.4 m (18 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × 31280 HP GE/Avio LM2500 gas turbines
  • 2 × 5875 HP SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 STC diesels
  • 1 × beam propeller
  • 2 × 4-blade propellers
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) (18 on diesel)
Range: 7,000 nmi (13,000 km; 8,100 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)s, 3500 nmi at 25 knots
Boats & landing
craft carried:
EDO, 20-seat EFRC, Hurricane 733
Capacity: 32 passengers or admiral staff
Complement:
  • 26 officers
  • 110 petty officers
  • 38 sailors
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • S-1850 LRR tri-dimensional sentry radar with IFF
  • ABF TUS 4110 CL hull sonar
  • Tugged linear antenna with Alto torpedo detector
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Radar jammer
  • Communication jammer
  • NGDS system (2 decoy launchers, REM, RIR, LAD)
  • Contralto system (2 acoustic decoy launchers).
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 × NH90 helicopter

Chevalier Paul is a Horizon-class frigate of the French Marine Nationale commissioned in June 2009, the third vessel of the French Navy named after the 17th century admiral Chevalier Paul.

Chevalier Paul was launched by DCN at Lorient on 12 July 2006. She is a sister-ship to Forbin.

Service history[edit]

On 29 August 2013, Chevalier Paul left the port city of Toulon. Some reports claimed she had been deployed to the eastern Mediterranean in response to the Syrian Civil War,[3] but the navy authorities declined to confirm she was heading for Syria.[4] From 13 to 26 October 2014, the frigate took part in the large international operational exercise Catamaran 2014 that practiced an amphibious assault.[5] In November 2015, a French Navy press release stated that Chevalier Paul was to be part of the Charles de Gaulle task force launching strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Project Horizon". GlobalSecurity.org (sv). 11 July 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Présentation Frégate Horizon Chevalier Paul" (in French). Alabordache.fr. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "French Navy Air Defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul (D621) deploys to the Syrian coasts". NavyRecognition.com. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "France: political solution the ultimate goal for Syria". Reuters. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Vavasseur, Xavier (24 October 2014). "Video and photo coverage: Catamaran 2014 large joint amphibious exercise with CVN, LHD, LPD". NavyRecognition.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mission Arromanches 2 : Déploiment du GAN en Méditerranée orientale et dans l'Océan Indien". colsbleus.fr (in French). 18 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Chevalier Paul Anti Air Warfare Destroyer Chevalier Paul on Alabordache