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D 620 FS Forbin
 
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Type, class: Large Air-Defense Frigate; Forbin (HORIZON) class
Builder: DCNS, Lorient, Brittany, France
 
STATUS:
Laid down: January 16, 2004
Launched: March 10, 2005
Acceptance: December 19, 2008
Commissioned: October 14, 2010

IN SERVICE
   
Homeport: Toulon
Namesake: Claude de Forbin-Gardanne (1656-1733)
Technical Data: see INFO > Forbin / HORIZON class Air Defense Frigate

 

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FS Forbin (D 620):
 
Forbin left Toulon on 3 March 2009 for her first long cruise, visiting Morocco, the United States and Canada. She carried a Panther from Squadron 36F of the Aéronavale to validate her air installations. Forbin sailed to Casablanca, and then to Rio de Janeiro. She left Brazil on 30 March, bound for Martinique, where she arrived on 21 April. and sailed on to Norfolk, Virginia and New York, arriving on 24 April. During the transit, she carried out exercises with USS Forrest Sherman. A visit to Halifax was cancelled. Forbin was back to France in May, where she took part in the naval parade of 8 May off Sainte-Maxime. On 25 May, she was at Abu Dhabi. In June, Forbin operated with the Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier group, supporting "Operation Enduring Freedom" and maritime security operations.

The frigate Forbin was part of the French naval task group led by the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle that departed Toulon on 30 October 2010 for a four-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean. and Persian Gulf.
Once on station, the Charles de Gaulle carrier task group joined two U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Harry S. Truman operating in the Persian Gulf. Subsequently, between 7-14 January 2011, the French carrier task group led by Charles de Gaulle participated with bilateral naval exercise, code named Varuna 10, with the Indian Navy. Indian naval units participating in Varuna 10 included the Centaur-class aircraft carrier Viraat, the Godavari-class frigates Godavari and Ganga; and the Shishumar class diesel-electric submarine Shalki. Varuna 10 was a two-phase naval exercise, with the harbor phase taking place between 7-11 January and the sea phase between 11-14 January in the Arabian Sea.

source: wikipedia

 

Claude, chevalier, then count de Forbin-Gardanne (6 August 1656 - 4 March 1733) was a French naval commander. In 1685-1688 he was on a diplomatic mission to Siam. He became governor of Bangkok and a general in the Siamese army, and left Siam shortly before King Narai fell ill and was deposed by a coup d'état (overthrow).

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