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French Navy - Marine Nationale
D’Estienne d’Orves class Corvette
Type A69 Aviso
 
 
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11/20
Units:
 
F 781
FS D'Estienne d'Orves
(1976-99)
F 782
FS Amyot d'Inville
(1976-99)
F 783
FS Drogou
(1976-2000)
F 784
FS Detroyat
(1977-97)
F 785
FS Jean Moulin
(1977-99)
F 786
FS Quartier-Maitre Anquetil
(1979-2000)
F 787
FS Commandant de Pimodan
(1978-2000)
F 788
FS Second-Maitre Le Bihan
(1979-2000)
F 789
FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Henaff
(1980-2020)
F 790
FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallee
(1980-2018)
F 791
FS Commandant L’Herminier
(1986-2018)
F 792
FS Premier-Maitre L’Her
(1981- )
F 793
FS Commandant Blaison
(1982- )
F 794
FS Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet
(1982- )
F 795
FS Commandant Ducuing
(1983- )
F 796
FS Commandant Birot
(1984- )
F 797
FS Commandant Bouan
(1984- )
 
 
Specifications:
 
Displacement: 1100 tons (standard) / 1270 tons (full load)
Length: 80 m (262 feet 6 inches)
Beam: 10.3 m (33 ft 10 in)
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)
Speed: 23.5 knots (43.5 km/h; 27.0 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 90

Propulsion:
2 x SEMT Pielstick 12 PC 2 V400 diesel engines
8,900 kW (12,000 bhp)
2 shafts / 2 propellers

Armament:
2 x Exocet MM38 SSM launcher (removed from French ships when reclassified as OPV's)
1 x GIAT Model 68 100mm CADAM gun with Najir fire control system and CMS LYNCEA
2 x GIAT/Nexter Model F2 20 mm guns (added later)
4 x L3 or L5 type torpedoes in four fixed catapults (removed from French ships when reclassified as OPV's)
1 x Bofors 375 mm ASW 6-tube rocket launcher (removed from French ships when reclassified as OPV's)
1 x MBDA Simbad Mistral SAM twin launcher (added later)

Systems:
1 x DRBV 51A air/surface sentry radar
1 x DRBC 32E fire control radar
1 x Decca 1226 navigation radar
1 x DUBA 25 hull sonar
1 x ARBR 16 radar interceptor
2 x Dagaie decoy launchers
1 x SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo countermeasure system
 
Aviation:
none
 
 
The D'Estienne d'Orves-class avisos, also known as the A69 type avisos, is a class of avisos, comparable in size to a light corvette, mainly designed for coastal anti-submarine defence, but are also available for high sea escort missions (notably in support missions with the FOST). Built on a simple and robust design, they have an economical and reliable propulsion system which allows them to be used for overseas presence missions. They were initially intended for use by the French Navy, but have been acquired by the South African Navy, Argentinian Navy and Turkish Navy.

Design and description:
The D'Estienne d'Orves-class avisos were primarily designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) in coastal areas and colonial coastal patrol. They were ordered as replacements for the E 50 and E 52 type escorteurs of the French Navy. The ships are built austerely and have a standard displacement of 1,100 tonnes (1,100 long tons) and 1,270 tonnes (1,250 long tons) at full load. The avisos are 80 metres (262 ft 6 in) long overall and 76 metres (249 ft 4 in) between perpendiculars with a beam of 10.3 metres (33 ft 10 in) and a draught of 5.3 metres (17 ft 5 in).

The avisos are propelled by two shafts turning controllable pitch propellers powered by two SEMT Pielstick 12 PC 2 V400 diesel engines rated at 8,900 kilowatts (12,000 bhp). The two engines are located in a single engine room mounted next to each other and controlled from a room abaft the machinery room. The two diesel engine system was selected due to the preference of endurance over speed. The D'Estienne d'Orves class has a maximum speed of 23.5 knots (43.5 km/h; 27.0 mph) and a range of 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). All ships in the class are fitted with fin stabilisers except for Commandant Ducuing and Commandant Birot.

The class was intended to be constructed in two groups, the A 69 and A 70 types, with the latter type fitted with two Exocet MM38 surface-to-surface missiles (SSM) on either side of the funnel, but in the end, all ships of the class were fitted with the SSMs. The ships are armed with a 100 mm (3.9 in) CADAM gun turret with Najir fire control system and CMS LYNCEA, a pair of 20 mm (0.8 in) modèle F2 guns and four 12.7 mm (0.5 in) machine guns. For ASW operations, the D'Estienne d'Orves class mounts four fixed catapults for L3 or L5 type torpedoes with no reloads carried and one remote-controlled sextuple 375 mm (14.8 in) rocket launcher, with 30 reloads carried in a magazine located beneath the aft deckhouse.

The D'Estienne d'Orves class is equipped with one air/surface DRBV 51A sentry radar, one DRBC 32E fire control radar one Decca 1226 navigation radar and DUBA 25 hull-mounted sonar. The DUBA 25 is situated in a fixed dome with a retractable transducer, but is designed strictly for use in coastal waters. As countermeasures the avisos have one ARBR 16 radar interceptor, two Dagaie decoy launchers and one SLQ-25 Nixie countermeasure system, which was fitted in the mid-1980s. The ships have a complement of 90 and have space to accommodate 18 marines.

Modifications:
Beyond the Nixie countermeasure system, the funnels aboard the avisos were heightened due to issues with the gases coming from them. Commandant L'Herminier had SEMT Pielstick 12 PA 6 BTC diesels with infrared suppression systems installed which led to delays into the vessel's entry into service. In 1993, Commandant Blaison and Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubert had their rocket launchers removed and a Syracuse II satcom terminal installed. Plans were drawn up to give the two ships a hangar and flight deck for helicopters, but this was abandoned.

From 2009, the remaining vessels in French service were reclassified as offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and, as a result, had their surface-to-surface missiles and heavy anti-submarine weapons removed. Replacement of these vessels in French service is currently planned from about 2025 by a new class of ocean-going patrol vessels.

6 units were sold to the Turkish Navy and are in service there as the Burak (B) class Corvettes.

source: wikipedia (11/20)

> An aviso is a French kind of combat-capable ships, smaller in size than a corvette, but greater than patrol ships.
 
Ship data:

F 781 FS D'Estienne d'Orves

Namesake:
Henri Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves (June 3, 1901 - August 29, 1941) was a French Navy officer,
said to be the "first martyr of Free France", and one of the major heroes of the French Resistance.


Laid down: September 1, 1972
Launched: June 1, 1973
Commissioned: September 10, 1976
Decommissioned: June 30, 1999
Fate: transferred to Turkey 2002 > renamed F 503 TCG Beykoz
 

F 782 FS Amyot d'Inville

Namesake:
Hubert Amyot d'Inville (August 1, 1909 - June 10, 1944) was a Free French Naval officer best known for
commanding the 1er régiment de fusiliers marins detachment during the Battle of Bir Hakeim.
He was killed in action on 10 June 1944 by a landmine while driving in his Jeep.


Laid down: July 2, 1973
Launched: November 30, 1974
Commissioned: October 13, 1976
Decommissioned: July 30, 1999
Fate: transferred to Turkey in 2002 > renamed F 504 TCG Bartin
 

F 783 FS Drogou

Namesake:
François Drogou (December 30, 1904 - December 15, 1940), was an experienced French naval officer,
specialized in submarines. After the armistice he joined Free France and operated in the
Mediterranean where he died in the sinking of his ship off the Kerkennah Islands.


Laid down: October 1, 1973
Launched: November 30, 1974
Commissioned: September 30, 1976
Decommissioned: July 27, 2000
Fate: transferred to Turkey in 2001 > renamed F 501 TCG Bodrum
 

F 784 FS Detroyat

Namesake:
Robert Détroyat (January 8, 1911 - June 21, 1941) was a naval officer
and companion of the Liberation born in Tours, France and died in in action in Syria in June 1941.


Laid down: December 9, 1974
Launched: January 30, 1976
Commissioned: May 4, 1977
Decommissioned: July 25, 1997
Fate: laid up at Landévennec / finally scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in 2015
 

F 785 FS Jean Moulin

Namesake:
Jean Pierre Moulin (June 20, 1899 - July 8, 1943) was a French civil servant who served as the first President of the
National Council of the Resistance during World War II from 23 May 1943 until his death less than two months later.


Laid down: January 15, 1975
Launched: January 31, 1976
Commissioned: May 11, 1977
Decommissioned: May 14, 1999
Fate: Breakwater at Lanvéoc-Poulmic naval school (2004-14) / finally scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in 2015
 

F 786 FS Quartier-Maitre Anquetil

Namesake:
Quartermaster Bernard Anquetil (December 20, 1916 - October 24, 1941) was a French resistance fighter,
born in Bernières-d'Ailly in Calvados, shot and died at Fort Mont-Valérien (Paris).


Laid down: August 1, 1975
Launched: August 7, 1976
Commissioned: June 15, 1979
Decommissioned: June 30, 2000
Fate: transferred to Turkey in 2000 > renamed F 502 TCG Bandirma
 

F 787 FS Commandant de Pimodan

Namesake:
Henri de Rarécourt de La Vallée de Pimodan (October 22, 1911 - April 18, 1945),
born in La Jumellière (Maine-et-Loire) was a French Resistance naval officer
who was arrested, tortured, and then died in deportation in Ludwigslust (Germany).


Laid down: September 1, 1975
Launched: August 7, 1976
Commissioned: May 20, 1978
Decommissioned: July 28, 2000
Fate: transferred to Turkey > renamed F 500 TCG Bozcaada
 

F 788 FS Second-Maitre Le Bihan

Namesake:
Marcel Pierre Marie Le Bihan (April 23, 1916 - June 15, 1940), was a French petty officer and airplane pilot.
After being hit by enemy fire, he chooses to voluntarily collide with one of his opponents.
Seriously injured and burnt, he died a few hours later at the Brignoles hospital.


Laid down: November 1, 1976
Launched: August 13, 1977
Commissioned: July 11, 1979
Decommissioned: June 26, 2000
Fate: transferred to Turkey in 2002 > renamed F 505 TCG Bafra
 

F 789 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Henaff

Namesake:
Yves Henri Léon Le Hénaff (October 23, 1914 - July 2, 1944) was a French naval officer
and resistance fighter who died during his deportation in Dachau, Germany.


Laid down: March 21, 1977
Launched: September 16, 1978
Commissioned: February 13, 1980
Decommissioned: July 31, 2020
Fate: awaiting dismantling at Brest
 

F 790 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallee

Namesake:
Jean Lavallée (October 11, 1913 - October 5, 1944) was a French naval officer
and resistance fighter who died during his deportation in Buchenwald, Germany.


Laid down: November 11, 1977
Launched: May 29, 1979
Commissioned: October 9, 1980
Decommissioned: July 2, 2018
Fate: laid up at the Landévennec Cemetery; awaiting dismantling
 

F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier

Namesake:
Jean L'Herminier (July 25, 1902 - June 7, 1953) was a French naval officer.
He was commander of the Redoutable-class Submarine Casabianca (Q 183).


Laid down: May 29, 1979
Launched: March 7, 1981
Commissioned: January 19, 1986
Decommissioned: July 2, 2018
Fate: awaiting dismantling at Brest
 

F 792 FS Premier-Maitre L’Her

Namesake:
Jean-François L'Her (January 24, 1904 - May 25, 1940), was a French petty officer.
He died while defending Boulogne-sur-Mer during the German invasion. He was posthumously knighted in the Legion of Honor in April 1941.


Laid down: December 15, 1978
Launched: June 28, 1980
Commissioned: December 5, 1981
IN SERVICE (2020)
Homeport:
Brest, Brittany
 

F 793 FS Commandant Blaison

Namesake:
Georges Louis Nicolas Blaison (July 30, 1906 - February 19, 1942) was a French naval officer and CO of the French Cruiser-Submarine Surcouf.
In the night of February 18-19, 1942 the Surcouf was accidentally bombarded in the Gulf of Mexico by an American plane with all crew lost.


Laid down: November 15, 1979
Launched: March 7, 1981
Commissioned: April 28, 1982
IN SERVICE (2020)
Homeport:
Brest, Brittany
 

F 794 FS Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet

Namesake:
André Jacoubet (Toulouse, March 6, 1913-Lécaude, June 17, 1940), was a French officer and naval pilot.
He died in action while defending a German bomber attack when his aircraft was hitten and crashed near the village of Lécaude.


Laid down: April 11, 1979
Launched: September 26, 1981
Commissioned: October 23, 1982
IN SERVICE (2020)
Homeport:
Brest, Brittany
 

F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

Namesake:
Gabriel Auguste Ferdinand Ducuing (December 22, 1885 - May 25, 1940) was a French naval officer, airplane pilot and balloonist.
In March 1940 he was given the command of the defense post at Cape Gris-Nez (Côte d'Opale/Pas-de-Calais).
Surrounded on all sides, Ducuing fought courageously but was killed on May 25, 1940.


Laid down: October 1, 1980
Launched: September 26, 1981
Commissioned: March 17, 1983
IN SERVICE (2020)
Homeport:
Toulon
 

F 796 FS Commandant Birot

Namesake:
Roger Birot (August 29, 1906 - June 1942) was a French naval officer and resistance fighter.
He joined the Royal Navy then the Free French Naval Forces.
He took part in the Battle of the Atlantic by escorting Allied convoys and played an
important role in rallying Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon to Free France in December 1941.
He disappears in the Atlantic with the Corvette Mimosa he commands, torpedoed by a German submarine.


Laid down: March 23, 1981
Launched: May 22, 1982
Commissioned: March 14, 1984
IN SERVICE (2020)
Homeport:
Toulon
 

F 797 FS Commandant Bouan

Namesake:
Jean Adolphe Roger Bouan (April 9, 1892 - May 3, 1940), was a French naval officer.
In October 1939 he was given command of the Destroyer Bison and the 11th Destroyer Division.
The Bison then reached the North Sea and Norway (April 1940) where it was in charge of escorting troop transport.
Strongly attacked by squadrons of German Stukas, the Bison was seriously hit by bombs during the evacuation of Namsos.
Cut in two, engulfed in flames, the ship was still firing when it sank definitively on May 3, 1940.


Laid down: October 12, 1981
Launched: March 23, 1983
Commissioned: October 31, 1984
IN SERVICE (2020)
Homeport:
Toulon
 
 
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F 781 FS D'Estienne d'Orves


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F 788 FS Second-Maitre Le Bihan


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F 789 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Henaff

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F 789 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Henaff

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F 789 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Henaff

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F 789 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Le Henaff


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F 790 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallee

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F 790 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallee

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F 790 FS Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallee


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F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier

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F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier

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F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier

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F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier

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F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier

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F 791 FS Commandant L’Herminier


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F 792 FS Premier-Maitre L’Her

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F 792 FS Premier-Maitre L’Her

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F 792 FS Premier-Maitre L’Her

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F 792 FS Premier-Maitre L’Her

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F 792 FS Premier-Maitre L’Her


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F 793 FS Commandant Blaison

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F 793 FS Commandant Blaison

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F 793 FS Commandant Blaison

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F 793 FS Commandant Blaison

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F 793 FS Commandant Blaison


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F 794 FS Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet

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F 794 FS Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet

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F 794 FS Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet

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F 794 FS Enseigne de vaisseau Jacoubet


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F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

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F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

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F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

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F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

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F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing

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F 795 FS Commandant Ducuing


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F 796 FS Commandant Birot

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F 796 FS Commandant Birot

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F 796 FS Commandant Birot

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F 796 FS Commandant Birot

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F 796 FS Commandant Birot

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F 796 FS Commandant Birot


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F 797 FS Commandant Bouan

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F 797 FS Commandant Bouan

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F 797 FS Commandant Bouan

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F 797 FS Commandant Bouan
 
 
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