French frigate Jean Bart (D615)
Jean Bart in April 2014
|Laid down:||12 February 1986|
|Launched:||19 March 1988|
|Commissioned:||21 September 1991|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Cassard-class frigate|
|Length:||139 m (456 ft)|
|Beam:||14 m (46 ft)|
|Draught:||6 m (20 ft)|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h)|
|Range:||8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 17 knots (31 km/h)|
|Troops:||room for special forces|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × Panther anti-submarine helicopter|
Jean Bart is a Cassard-class anti-air frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the eighth vessel of the French Navy named after the privateer Jean Bart. She was commissioned on 3 March 1991.
Jean Bart was fitted with a number of types of prototype equipment which were later incorporated in the La Fayette-class frigates.
On 12 April 2008, Jean Bart aided the capture of the pirates who had taken over the luxury yacht MY Le Ponant. She took part in Operation Unified Protector until she returned to her home port Toulon in April 2011.
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- "Jean Bart (D 615)". Marine Nationale (in French). www.defense.gouv.fr. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Libye: point de situation opération Harmattan n°16". Ministère de la Défense. 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011.
- "Chammal : La Frégate Jean Bart Intègre la Task Force 50" (in French). colsbleus.fr. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
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