French frigate Jean de Vienne
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Jean de Vienne near Toulon, 23 September 2003
|Name:||Jean de Vienne|
|Namesake:||Jean de Vienne|
|Laid down:||26 October 1979|
|Launched:||17 November 1981|
|Commissioned:||25 May 1984|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Georges Leygues-class frigate|
|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)|
|Complement:||20 officers, 120 non-commissioned officers, 95 men|
Jean de Vienne is a F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Marine Nationale. The French navy does not use the term "destroyer" for its ships; hence some large ships, referred to as "frigates", are registered as destroyers. She is the third French vessel named after the 14th century admiral Jean de Vienne. Her complement is 20% female.
Jean de Vienne was laid down on 26 October 1979 and launched 17 November 1981. She was accepted into the French navy on 25 May 1984.
In 2001 Jean de Vienne was part of the task force deployed to the Indian Ocean as part of Opération Héraklès, the initial French contribution to the War in Afghanistan. While deployed there, she was part of the escort for the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
- "Frégate Jean de Vienne" (in French). netmarine.net. 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "La frégate Jean de Vienne reçoit la croix de la valeur militaire" (in French). MeretMarine. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
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