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Patrouilleur Outre-mer (POM) Offshore Patrol Vessel
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P 779
FS Auguste Bénébig
P 780
FS Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai
P 781
FS Auguste Techer
P 782
FS Jean Tranape
P 783
FS Philippe Bernardino
P 784
FS Félix Éboué

Société Calaisienne de Réparation Navale et Mécanique (SOCARENAM), Saint-Malo shipyard, Britanny, France
final outfitting:
SOCARENAM Boulogne-sur-mer shipyard, Pas-de-Calais, France

1300 tons (full load)
Length: 80 m (262 feet 5 inches)
Beam: 11.8 m (38 ft 8 in)
Draft: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 5500 NMI (10200 km)
Complement: 30

CODLAD (combined diesel-electric and diesel)
2 shafts / 2 propellers / 2 bow thrusters

1 x Nexter Narwhal 20 Naval Weapon Station (NWS)
12.7 and 7.62 mm machine guns

Kelvin Hughes Mk.11 SharpEye surface search radar
day/night optronic identification system
Nexeya LYNCEA combat management system (CMS)


small flight platform (no helicopter landing and hangar)
1 x Airbus Aliaca UAS (Unmanned Aerial System)

davit system for 1 rescue boat
stern ramp for 1 x RHIB
The Patrouilleurs Outre-mer (POM - overseas patrol boats), are a class of six offshore patrol boats of the French Navy. They will be based in Noumea, Tahiti and Reunion, where they will replace the L'Audacieuse / P400 class patrol boats which have reached the end of their life, but with a much larger size of 1,300 tonnes at full load and extended capacities. They will be delivered from September 2022 until 2025.

The first steel-cutting took place on October 8, 2020, during a visit to the Socarenam site in Saint-Malo by the Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

After its launch on October 15, 2021, the first vessel was taken in tow on October 16, 2020 to Boulogne-sur-Mer where it arrived on October 18 for fitting out. It should join the Brest naval base for trials and qualification around May 2022.

The vessels have a displacement of 1,300 tons when fully loaded. They are 80 m long and 11.8 m wide, with a draft of 3.5 m. Armed by a crew of thirty sailors, they will be able to accommodate twenty-nine additional passengers and provide support for divers. They will have to evolve in areas of high heat and high humidity, for missions without refueling lasting around thirty days, with an autonomous handling capacity for lifting equipment. They will have two rapid intervention craft, approximately 8 m long, and an Airbus Aliaca UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) drone.

The combat system is the Lyncea from the French company Nexeya, installed since 2009 on the Floréal class frigates and the Estienne d'Orves class patrol boats. Surveillance radar systems are provided by Hensoldt. The armament consists of a Nexter Narwhal-20 teleoperated cannon, placed at the front, and four mountings intended to accommodate 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm machine guns.

Six patrol boats are planned for the French Navy. The first unit, to be delivered in 2022, will be based in Noumea in New Caledonia, followed by another in 2024. Two units will be based in Reunion, and two others in Tahiti.
Ship data:
P 779 FS Auguste Bénébig

Auguste Bénébig (Nouméa, September 30, 1915 - Nouméa, August 12, 1993)
was a French soldier, Companion of the Liberation. After participating in the Battle of France, he joined the Free French Forces and
participated with them in the North African campaigns where he distinguished himself in particular during the Battle of Bir-Hakeim.
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Launched: October 15, 2021
Commissioned: 2023 ?
Noumea, New Caledonia
P 780 FS Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai

Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai (Punaauia, October 31, 1875 - Papenoo, August 20, 1952)
was a French resistance fighter, Compagnon de la Liberation.

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Commissioned: 2024 ?
Homeport: Noumea, New Caledonia
P 781 FS Auguste Techer
Auguste Techer, born May 17, 1912 in Saint-Louis (La Réunion) and died September 5, 1968 in Aincourt (Val-d'Oise)
was a French soldier, Compagnon de la Liberation.
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P 782 FS Jean Tranape
Jean Tranape, born December 3, 1918 in Noumea, and died August 21, 2012 in Rueil-Malmaison (Hauts-de-Seine)
was a Free French fighter, hero of the Battle of Bir-Hakeim, companion of the Liberation.
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P 783 FS Philippe Bernardino

Philippe Bernardino (Mataiea, September 23, 1915 - Papeete, January 4, 1963)
was a French soldier, Companion of the Liberation. Enlisted in 1936, he chose to join Free France in 1940 and fought in
North Africa, Italy and France. After the Second World War, he fought again during the Indochina War before retiring to his native island.
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P 784 FS Félix Éboué
Félix Éboué, (December 26, 1884 in Cayenne (Guyana) - May 17, 1944 in Cairo)
was a colonial administrator, early resistance fighter during the Second World War and a French politician. Humanist, freemason,
he was a member of the SFIO until September 1939. As soon as mainland France was occupied by the armies of the Third Reich, being the
governor of Chad, then a French colonial possession, he placed the territory on the side of France free as soon as he heard the appeal of
June 18, 1940 from General de Gaulle. He thus officially gave Free France the legal attributes of a sovereign State and became,
according to General de Gaulle's will, the third Companion of the Liberation. Since May 20, 1949, Félix Éboué rests in the Pantheon.

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