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French Navy / Marine Nationale - Anti-Submarine Frigate
D 642 FS Montcalm
 
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Type, class: Large Anti-Submarine Frigate; Georges Leygues (F70 AS) class
Builder: Arsenal de Brest, Brittany, France
 
STATUS:
Laid down: December 5, 1975
Launched: May 31, 1980
Commissioned: May 28, 1982
Decommissioned: July 3, 2017
Fate: awaiting dismantling at Toulon

   
Namesake: Louis de Montcalm de Saint Veran (1712-1759)
Technical Data: see INFO > Georges Leygues (F70 AS) class Anti-Submarine Frigate

 
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FS Montcalm (D 642):
 
Montcalm left on alert on June 11, 1982 for the first "Olifant-1" mission. It arrived in sight of the city of Journieh (Lebanon) on June 13 in order to protect the evacuation of French nationals present in Lebanon, a consequence of the Israeli intervention (operation "Peace in Galilee"). The ship remained in the area until July 4, 1982.

Montcalm was again engaged off the coast of Lebanon in the mission Olifant-6 (September-October 1982), Olifant-13 (April-May 1983), Olifant-18 (October 1983), Olifant-19 (December 1983-February 1984), Olifant-26 (March 1985), Olifant-31 (November-December 1985), Olifant-34 (June-July 1986).

Montcalm was engaged in Operation Prométhée in the Strait of Hormuz from January 23, 1988, to April 12, 1988, then in Operation Artimon from October 1, 1990 to November 2, 1990 and from April 28, 1991 to August 15, 1991.

Montcalm was then deployed several times in the Persian Gulf from April to July 1993, from April to July 1994, from December 1995 to March 1996 and from April to August 1999.

Montcalm was engaged in Operation Enduring-Freedom, in the Indian Ocean in February-March 2005, from January to April 2011 and from March to May 2013.

In 2007, Montcalm took part in Operation Baliste to evacuate French nationals in Lebanon.

In June 2010, Montcalm was integrated into TF448, the UNIFIL maritime force off Lebanon.

Montcalm was notably involved in Operation Harmattan in Libya aimed at ensuring respect for United Nations Security Council resolution 1973.

On May 12, the General Staff of the Armies clarified that Montcalm had opened fire with cannon on a coastal objective in the region of Marsa El Brega, on May 2, 2011, the first in a long series. The Montcalm returned close to Brega the next day, May 3, but was attacked by a battery of rocket launchers and a 155 mm gun. One shot fell in particular within 150 meters of the edge, forcing the Montcalm to shorten its shooting pass.

In 2013, she was deployed in the Indian Ocean and engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom.

On July 30, 2014, Montcalm led with the frigate Courbet the operation to evacuate 47 French and foreign nationals, including 14 children, from Libya.

Montcalm was engaged from July 28 to October 14, 2015 in the eastern Mediterranean, as part of Operation Chammal.

Montcalm was engaged one last time from January 4 to March 28, 2017 as part of Operation Chammal, in the Eastern Mediterranean, before returning to Toulon for the final time.
 
Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Saint-Veran (28 February 1712 - 14 September 1759)

... was a French soldier best known as the commander of the forces in North America during the Seven Years' War (whose North American theatre is called the French and Indian War in the United States).

Montcalm was born near Nîmes in France to a noble family, and entered military service early in life. He saw service in the War of the Polish Succession and the War of the Austrian Succession, where his distinguished service led to promotion to brigadier general. In 1756 King Louis XV sent him to New France to lead its defence against the British in the Seven Years' War. Montcalm met with notable successes in 1756, 1757 and 1758, but British mobilisation of large numbers of troops against New France led to military setbacks in 1758 and 1759 (when, in January, he was promoted to lieutenant general), culminating in Montcalm's death at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

Montcalm's service in New France was marked by conflict between himself and the Governor General of the colony, Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial. These men were the leaders of the war effort in New France during the Seven Years' War.

Montcalm is a controversial figure among military historians, some of whom have strongly criticized his decisions at Quebec. But he has also been much memorialized, especially in France, Quebec and parts of New York and Lower Michigan.

source: wikipedia


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