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Displacement: 4580 tonnes (6100 tonnes fully loaded)
Length: 152.75 m
Width: 15.80 m
Draught: 6.60 m
Propulsion: 2 Rateau steam turbines, double reduction

4 multitubular boilers
Fuel: Gazoil
Propelers : 2 fixed propelers
Power : 58000 HP (42630 kW)
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Speed: 32 knots
Range: 1900 nautical miles at 30 knots

4500 nautical miles and 18 knots

Complement: 24 officers

160 non-commissioned officers
115 men

Armament: Anti-air
  • 1 Crotale EDIR system (8 missiles on launcher, 18 in magasine)
  • 2 x 100mm turrets (1968 model)
  • 2 x 20mm cannons
  • 4 x 12.7mm machine guns

Anti-surface Crotales are also percussion instruments. ...

  • 6 Exocet MM38 anti-ship missiles launchers

Anti-submarine The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile made in various versions capable of being launched from surface ships and boats, submarines, and airplanes. ...

  • 2 x L5 torpedoe launchers, 10 torpedoes on board (L5 mod 4)
Electronics Detection
  • 1 DRBV 51B surface sentry radar
  • 1 DRBV 26A air sentry radar
  • 1 DRBC 32D targeting radar
  • 2 DRBN 34 navigation radars
  • 1 DUBV 23 hull sonar
  • 1 ETBF DSBV 62C sonar
  • 1 DSBX 1 tugged sonar
  • 1 Syva torpedo alert system

Electronic Warfare

  • 1 ARBB 32 jammer
  • 1 ARBR 16 radar interceptor
  • 2 Syllex decoy launchers
  • bubble belt

Tactical information

  • SENIT 3
  • SEAO/OPSMER

Transmissions

  • HF, UHF, VHF and SHF liaison systems
  • Syracuse 2
  • Inmarsat
  • Liaison 11
Planes 2 Lynx WG13

The De Grasse is a F67 type large high-sea frigates of the French Marine Nationale specialised in anti-submarine warfare, though it also has anti-air and anti-surface capabilities. She is named after the XVIIIth Century admiral count François Joseph Paul de Grasse. Navy officers on the bridges of the frigate La Motte-Picquet French Navy summer uniforms Frigate division of the French Navy in Toulon harbour (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the Royal Navy). ... A count is a nobleman in most European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl, whose wife is still a countess. Originally the title comes denoted the rank of a high official in the late Roman Empire: before Anthemius was made emperor in the West in 467, he was...


Between 1994 and 1996, the De Grasse (and the Tourville) was refitted with the modern SLAMS anti-submarine system, an active Very Low Frequencies sonar.


The three ships of the class are

  • D610 Tourville
  • D611 Duguay-Trouin (decommissioned in 1999)
  • D612 De Grasse
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The frigate De Grasse
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Aft of the frigate De Grasse; the tugget sonar is clearly visible
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The command bridge of the De Grasse
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The frigate De Grasse, harboured in Portsmouth, for the International Festival of the Sea (25th of August 2001).

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De Grasse (D 612) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
The FS De Grasse is a F67 type large high-sea frigates of the French Marine Nationale specialised in anti-submarine warfare, though it also has anti-air and anti-surface capabilities.
Aft of the frigate De Grasse; the tugget sonar is clearly visible
The frigate De Grasse, harboured in Portsmouth, for the International Festival of the Sea (25th of August 2001).
Nations link up for naval 'War Games' - Military Photos (627 words)
The four ships involved this year are the Devonport-based Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth, the French air-defence destroyer De Grasse, the Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko and the air-defence destroyer USS Barry.
Her primary role is as an anti-submarine warship wih surface to surface and air defence capability.
FS DE GRASSE: The De Grasse is one of two Type F67 destroyers.
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