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Suffren class Frigate
(large air-defense Frigate / Frégate de Défense Antiaérienne)
 

suffren class guided missile air defense frigate destroyer french navy marine nationale duquesne masurca sam
  
 
Ships:
 
D 602
FS Suffren (1967)
D 603
FS Duquesne
(1970)
  
 
Specifications:
Type / class: Suffren class large air-defense Frigate / Frégate de Défense Antiaérienne
 
Displacement:
6870 tons (full load)
Length:
158 meters (518 feet 4 inches)
Beam: 15,5 meters (50 ft 10 in)
Draft: 7,25 meters (23 ft 9 in)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h), max.
Range: -
Complement: 360

Propulsion:
4 x steam turbines
4 x
boilers
72500 hp (54063 kW)
2 shafts, 2 propellers

Armament:
 

1 x twin-arm missile launching system
for 48 x MASURCA SAM

 
2 x
DCN/GIAT 100mm/55-caliber Mod.68 Compact DP Gun
 
1 x MALAFON anti-submarine missile system
(removed later)
 

4 x MM38/MM40 Exocet SSM missiles (added in late 1970's)
 
 
4 x Oerlikon 20mm machine guns
 
4 x
torpedo tubes for L5 torpedoes

Aviation:
none

Systems:
DRBI-23 3D sentry radar
DRBV-15 surface or low-altitude sentry radar
DRBR-51 tracking and illumination radar (Masurca SAM)
DRBC-33 fire control radar (guns)
DRBN-34 navigation radar
2 x SAGAIE decoy launchers
SLQ-25 NIXIE towed decoy
ARBR-33 jammer
ARBR-17 radar detector
DUBV-23D hull sonar
DUBV-43B depth variable sonar
 
Ships:
 
D 602 FS Suffren
 

Builder:
Arsenal de Brest, Brittany, France
Laid down:
December 21, 1962
Launched:
May 15, 1965
Commissioned:
July 20, 1967
Decommissioned:
April 2, 2001
Fate:
breakwater at Levant Island since 2009
  
 
D 603 FS Duquesne
 

Builder:
Arsenal de Lorient, Brittany, France
Laid down:
February 1, 1965
Launched:
February 12, 1966
Commissioned:
April 1, 1970
Decommissioned:
June 23, 2007

Fate:
breakwater at Saint-Mandrier since 2009
  
 
images 

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D 602 FS Suffren


d-603 fs duquesne guided missile air defense frigate destroyer french navy marine nationale 02
D 603 FS Duquesne

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D 603 FS Duquesne

d-603 fs duquesne guided missile air defense frigate destroyer french navy marine nationale 04 masurca sam
D 603 FS Duquesne firing a MASURCA SAM missile

d-603 fs duquesne guided missile air defense frigate destroyer french navy marine nationale 05 malafon anti submarine
D 603 FS Duquesne



ARMAMENT & DETAILS

suffren class guided missile frigate french navy armament masurca sam malafon anti submarine mm40 exocet ssm



INSIGNIA

d-602 fs suffren insignia crest patch badge tape de bouche frigate destroyer french navy
D 602 Suffren


  d-603 fs duquesne insignia crest patch badge tape de bouche frigate destroyer french navy
D 603 Duquesne
 

Admiral comte Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez, bailli de Suffren (17 July 1729 - 8 December 1788)
... was a French admiral. He was most famous for his campaign in the Indian Ocean, in which he fought a series of intense and evenly matched battles for supremacy against the established British power there, led by Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes. Alfred T. Mahan praised Suffren as "a very great man" and evaluated him in terms he usually reserved for praising decisively victorious admirals
 

admiral comte pierre andre de suffren de saint tropez
 

Abraham Duquesne, marquis du Bouchet (c. 1610 - 2 February 1688)
... was a French naval officer, who also saw service as an admiral in the Swedish navy. He was born in Dieppe, a seaport, in 1610, and was a Huguenot.
He was the son of a naval officer and therefore became a sailor himself, spending his early years in merchant service
 

abraham duquesne marwuis du bouchet
 
 
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