French frigate Guépratte
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|Namesake:||Admiral Émile Paul Amable Guépratte|
|Laid down:||1 October 1998|
|Launched:||3 March 1999|
|Commissioned:||27 October 2001|
|Fate:||in active service|
|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), 9000 at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Armour:||On sensitive areas (munition magazine and control centre)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × helicopter (Panther or NH90)|
Guépratte is a second-line multi-mission La Fayette-class frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the second French vessel named after the 19-20th century admiral Émile Paul Amable Guépratte. The ship was commissioned in 2001 and is currently in service.
She is the only frigate of the La Fayette class whose complement includes women, with 25 female crewmen on board. In January 2016, the first female commander of a frigate in the Marine Nationale was appointed to command Guépratte.
- "French Navy Appointed the First Female Officer to Command a Frigate". navy-recognition.com. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "Les VHM de l'armée de Terre déployés pour la première fois sur BPC". meretmarine (in French). 9 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2015.