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D 614 FS Cassard
 
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Type, class: Large Air-Defense Frigate; Cassard (F70 AA) class
Builder: DCNS, Lorient, Brittany, France
 
STATUS:
Laid down: September 3, 1982
Launched: February 6, 1985
Commissioned: July 29, 1988
Decommissioned: March 15, 2019
Fate: awaiting dismantling

   
Namesake: Jacques Cassard (1679-1740)
Technical Data: see INFO > Cassard (F70 AA) class Air Defense Frigate

 
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d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 13a mm40 exocet ssm

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 13c modele 68 100mm gun

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 13b mk-13 gmls launcher rim-66 standard sm-1mr
flight deck + hangar

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 22a sagaie dagaie decoy launcher
SAGAIE decoy launcher + DAGAIE decoy launcher

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 22b thomson drbc-33a fire control drbv-26c search radar
Thomson-CSF DRBC-33A fire control for gun + Thomson-CSF DRBV-26C air and surface search radar

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 21a armament
100mm/55-caliber Modele 68 gun

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 21b radar antennas
mast + antenna details

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MM40 Exocet SSM missile tube launchers (2x4)

d-614 fs cassard f70aa class guided missile frigate ffgh ddg french navy marine nationale 24a mk. 13 gmls launcher rim-66 standard sm-1mr sam
Mk-13 single-arm missile launcher for RIM-66 Standard Missiles SM-1MR
 
 
FS Cassard (D 614):
 
2006 - part of Operation Baliste
2011 - Operation Harmattan
2013 - deployed to eastern Mediterranean Sea
2015, 2016 - Operation Chammnal (escort for FS Charles de Gaulle R91)
April 2018 - Operation Hamilton (Syria)
 
Jacques Cassard (1679  - 1740)
 
... was a French naval officer and privateer.

Born on 30 September 1679 to a family of merchants of Nantes, Cassard began a career as a sailor at age 14 on the merchantmen owned by his family. In January 1697, he joined the French Navy on bombship Éclatante.

In 1700, Cassard became a merchantman captain. The next year, the War of the Spanish Succession broke out, and Cassard converted to a privateer. In 1705, he captained the privateer Saint Guillaume, capturing 12 merchantmen and raiding Cork. Two years later, he captured 13 merchantmen with the Duchesse Anne, earning a rank in the Navy.

In 1709, Cassard, promoted to Commander, was tasked to escort a 25-ship food convoy on the 68-gun Éclatant. On 29 April, supported by Sérieux, he defeated five English ships, allowing the convoy to safely reach Marseille.

The next year, Cassard lead a squadron comprising the 74-gun Parfait, the 58-gun Sérieux and the 50-gun Phénix and the 60-gun Sirène, with his flag on Parfait. He was tasked to escort an 84-ship convoy inbound from Smyrna that had become blockaded at Syracuse by a British fleet. He captured HMS Pembroke, while Sérieux secured the surrender of the 32-gun HMS Falcon in the 9 November Battle of Syracuse. The convoy reach Toulon.

In 1711, Cassard again secured the way for a 43-ship convoy bound for Pensacola.

In December 1711, Cassard obtained the command of a 6-ship squadron and embarked an expedition in which he raided English, Dutch and Portuguese colonies in Cape Verde and in the Caribbean.

After the Treaty of Utrecht and the end of the war in 1713, Cassard started numerous trials to obtain payments.

Cassard retired in 1731. In 1736, he was declared insane after insulting the Cardinal de Fleury, and detained in Ham, where he died four years later.

source: wikipedia

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