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French Navy / Marine Nationale - Amphibious Assault Ship
L 9014 FS Tonnere
 
l-9014 fs tonnere insignia crest patch badge tape de bouche amphibious assault ship french navy 02x l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship french navy marine nationale toulon 03x
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Type, class: Mistral class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC)
Builder: Arsenal de Brest + Chantiers de Saint-Nazaire
 
STATUS:
Laid down: August 26, 2003
Launched: July 26, 2005
Commissioned: August 1, 2007
IN SERVICE
   
Homeport: Toulon
Namesake: Tonnere = thunder
Technical Data: see INFO > Mistral class Amphibious Assault Ship
 
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l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship bpc french navy marine nationale 30

l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship bpc french navy marine nationale 32

l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship bpc french navy marine nationale 37

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l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship bpc french navy marine nationale 14

l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship bpc french navy marine nationale 34

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an USMC MV-22B Osprey during cross-over flight tests

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l-9014 fs tonnere mistral class amphibious assault command ship bpc french navy marine nationale 20

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stern view with well deck and aircraft elevator to the hangar deck

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landing crafts (chaland de transport de matériel - CTM) in the well deck

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a landing craft (chaland de transport de matériel - CTM) docked on the well deck (unflooded)

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a landing craft (chaland de transport de matériel - CTM) in the flooded well deck

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vehicle onload via the well deck

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flight deck with helicopters of the Army (Armée de Terre)
 
 
FS Tonnere (L 9014):
 
Tonnerre’s maiden voyage occurred between 10 April and 24 July 2007. During this voyage, Tonnerre was involved in Opération Licorne, the French co-deploying complement to the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire following the Ivorian Civil War. Gazelle and Cougar helicopters of the French Air Force operated from the ship during 9 July.

At the start of 2008, Tonnerre was involved in the Corymbe 92 mission (see Standing French Navy Deployments), a humanitarian mission in the Gulf of Guinea. During this deployment, Tonnerre acted on tip-offs from the European Maritime Analysis Operation Centre - Narcotics, and intercepted 5.7 tonnes of smuggled cocaine: 2.5 tonnes from a fishing vessel 520 kilometres (280 nmi) from Monrovia on 29 January, and 3.2 tonnes from a cargo ship 300 kilometres (160 nmi) off Conakry.

In May 2011, the French Military deployed Eurocopter Tiger and Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters on the ship to augment forces engaged in Opération Harmattan and later Operation Unified Protector during the Libyan Civil War along with allied ships such as the British helicopter carrier HMS Ocean which also provided its own attack helicopters.

In 2020, Tonnerre was deployed to Beirut, Lebanon, shortly after an ammonium nitrate explosion at the city's port killed roughly 200 people and caused significant destruction, including the loss of the nation's main grain elevator. The ship arrived in Beirut on 13 August with "75,000 army rations, large quantities of flour, and medical supplies", as well as fire trucks and construction materials. Around 350 personnel were to join the clean-up efforts around the port, which was expected to take weeks.

In 2021, Tonnerre deployed to the Pacific accompanied by the frigate Surcouf, to conduct the joint La Perouse naval exercise with the four Quadrilateral Security Dialogue members participating.

From 18 November to 2 December 2021, Tonnerre took part in Exercise Polaris 21 in the western Mediterranean Sea.
 
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