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Encyclopedia > FS Foch
Laid down: November 1957
Launched: 23th of July 1960
Commissioned: 15th July 1963
Decommissioned: 15th of November 2000
Fate: Sold to the Bresilian Navy, re-named Sao Paulo.
General Characteristics
Displacement: 24200 tonnes (32500 full load)
Length: 265 m
Width: 51,20 m
Draught: 8,60m
Propulsion: 6 Indret boilers, 4 steam turbins producing 126 000 HP, 2 propellers
Speed: 32 knots
Complement: 1338 men, including 64 officers (1920 men including the air group). 984 men if only helicopters are carried.
Armament: 8 x 100mm turrets (originally) ; in the 90s, 4 are replaced by 2 SACP Crotale EDIR systems, with 52 missiles; 5 x12,7mm machine guns.
Electronics: *1 x DRBV-23B air sentry radar
  • 1 x DRBV-50 lox-altitude or surface sentry radar (later replaced by a DRBV-15)
  • 1 x NRBA-50 approach radar
  • 1 x DRBI-10 tri-dimensional air sentry radar
  • several DRBC-31 fire radar (later DRBC-32C)
  • DRBN-34 navigation radars
Planes about 40 aircrafts :

The Foch (R 99) was the sister-ship of the Clémenceau. She was the second warship named in honour of Marechal Ferdinand Foch, after a heavy cruiser comissioned in 1932, and scuttled in Toulon on the 27th of November 1942.

After a 37-year career in the French navy, on the 15th of November 2000, she was sold to the Brazilian Navy, and renamed São Paulo. As of 2004, she is still in service.

In the French Navy, she was succeeded by the Charles de Gaulle (R 91).

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Foch (R 99) (217 words)
She was the second warship named in honour of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, after a heavy cruiser commissioned in 1932, and scuttled in Toulon on November 27, 1942.
Foch was featured as fighting in the Battle of the Atlantic in Tom Clancy's 1986 novel, Red Storm Rising, which detailed a conventionally-fought Third World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
Foch was also featured in the 1995 film Crimson Tide.
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