French frigate Primauguet

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Primauguet
History
Name: Primauguet
Laid down: 17 November 1981
Launched: 17 March 1984
Commissioned: 5 November 1986
Status: in active service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Georges Leygues-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 3,680 t (3,622 long tons)
  • 4,580 t (4,508 long tons) full load
Length: 139.00 m (456 ft 0 in)
Beam: 14.00 m (45 ft 11 in)
Draught: 5.80 m (19 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 29.5 kn (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph) on gas turbines
  • 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph) on diesels
Range:
  • 1,000 nmi (1,900 km) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph) on gas turbines
  • 9,500 nmi (17,600 km; 10,900 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph) on diesels
Complement:
  • 20 officers
  • 130 non-commissioned officers
  • 98 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Detection:
  • Radar:
  • 1 × DRBV 15A air/surface search radar
  • 1 × DRBC 33A fire control
  • 2 × DRBN 32 (Decca RM 1226) navigation
  • Sonar:
  • 1 × DUBV 24C bow sonar
  • 1 × DUBV 43C Variable Depth Sonar
  • 1 × DSBV 61A towed array
  • Tactical information:
  • SENIT 4
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 2 × ARBR 16 radar intercept
  • ARBB jammer
  • 2 × Decoy rocket launchers
  • 1 × AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
  • ARBG 1A HF/VHF COMINT system
Armament:
  • Anti-air:
  • 1 × Crotale EDIR system - 8 missiles on launcher + 18 stored
  • 2 × Simbad systems - 2 × 2 Mistral missiles
  • 1 × CADAM 100 mm main gun
  • 2 × 20 mm guns
  • 2 × 12.7 mm machine guns
  • Anti-surface:
  • 8 × Exocet MM40 missiles
  • Anti-submarine:
  • 10 × L5 Mod4 torpedoes
  • 2 × L5 torpedo launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 × Lynx WG13 Mk.4 helicopters
Aviation facilities: Hangar and flight deck

Primauguet is a F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the sixth French vessel named after the 15th century captain Hervé de Portzmoguer. She is one of the six anti-submarine frigate made in the same model, as the french frigate Latouche-Tréville[2] Note: The French navy doesn't use the term "destroyer" for its ships; hence some large ships, referred to as "frigates", are registered as destroyers.

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