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Encyclopedia > Surcouf (F711)
Stealth frigate Surcouf
Career France French Navy Ensign Free French Naval Forces Ensign
Laid down: 6 July 1992
Launched: 3 July 1993
Commissioned: 7 February 1997
Status: In active service
General Characteristics
Displacement: 3200 tonnes, 3600 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 125 m
Beam: 15.4 m
Draught: 4,8 m
Propulsion and power: 4 diesel SEMT Pielstick 12PA6V280 STC2, 21000 hp (15 400 kW)
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 7000 nautical miles at 15 knots, 9000 at 12 knots
Complement: 12 officers

68 non-commissioned officers
61 men Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Civil_and_Naval_Ensign_of_France. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Free_France. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sensors and processing systems: 1 x Air/Surface DRBV 15C sentry radar

1 x firing control radar for the 100 mm gun
1 x DRBN34 navigation radar

1 x DRBN34 landing radar
Electronic warfare and decoys: 1 x Saïgon ARBG 1 radio interceptor

1 x ARBR 21 radar interceptor
2 x Dagaie Mk2 chaff launcher
1 x AN/SLQ-25 Nixie tugged noise maker
1 x Prairie-Masker noise reduction system
1 x Syracuse II
Chaff is the seed casings and other inedible plant matter harvested with cereal grains such as wheat. ... A towed torpedo decoy used on US and allied warships. ... A noise reduction system fitted to some warships of western origin. ...

1 x Inmarsat
Armament: 1 x 100 mm TR automatic gun

2 x 20 mm modèle F2 guns
1 x Crotale CN2 launcher (8 missiles on the launcher, 18 missiles in magazine)
16 Aster 15 missiles in vertical launchers
The French 100 mm naval gun is a polyvalent artillery piece (anti-air, anti-ship, ground), capable of a high rate of fire. ... The 20 mm modèle F2 gun is a naval defence weapon in usage in the French Navy. ... Crotales are also percussion instruments. ... Aster is a surface-to-air missile manufactured by the European firm MBDA. The missile comes in two variants, the medium range Aster 15 and the longer range Aster 30. ...

8 x Exocet MM40 block II missiles
Armour: munition magazine and control centre
Aircraft carried: 1 x 10-tonne helicopter (Panther or NH90)
Honours and awards: Flies the FFL jack in honour of the submarine Surcouf

The Surcouf (F711) is a La Fayette-class frigate of the French Navy. She was laid down at Lorient Naval Dockyard on July 6, 1992, launched July 3, 1993, and commissioned May 1996. In older English literature there are some uses of exocet to mean flying fish. There is also a typeface known as Exocet. ... The Panther helicopter of the Cassard frigate transferring a light load to the Meuse Maneuvering of a Panther helicopter on the Cassard frigate The Eurocopter Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter Dauphin medium-weight multipurpose twin-engine helicopter and is manufactured by Eurocopter (originally by Aérospatiale). ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... Free French Forces under review during the Battle of Normandy. ... Five ships of the French Navy have borne the name Surcouf, in honour of the 18th century Saint-Malo corsair Robert Surcouf: see French ship Surcouf for the list. ... The La Fayette class units are light multi-mission frigates built by DCN and operated by France (Marine Nationale), Saudi Arabia, Singapore (Republic of Singapore Navy) and Taiwan (Republic of China Navy). ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The ceremonies involved in commissioning ships into a military force are based in traditions thousands of years old. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Since its commission, Surcouf has taken part in numerous missions, notably in Operation Antilope (Gabon and Congo), Operation Trident (Kosovo) and Mission Khor Anga in the Djibouti zone.


On 14 May 2001, Surcouf had to assist Marc Guillemot skipper of the Biscuits La Trinitaine-Team Ethypharm, who had to abandon his ship after her starboard floater broke. The Panther helicopter of Surcouf successfully airlifted the 5-men crew of the catamaran. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


On 14 October 2004, the Surcouf assisted the Sara 2, a Panamanian cargo ship which ran aground near Yemen. The 16-man crew was successfully airlifted by the Panther helicopter, and later transferred from the frigate to Yemanite coast guards. October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Five ships of the French Navy have borne the name in honour of the 18th century Saint-Malo corsair Robert Surcouf (see French ship Surcouf for the list). (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Categories: France geography stubs | Communes of Ille-et-Vilaine ... Statue of Robert Surcouf in Saint-Malo. ... Five ships of the French Navy have been named in honour of the 19th century privateer Robert Surcouf: A mixed propeller 531-ton dispatch boat (1858–1885) A 1850-ton steam-powered cruiser (1889–1921) The famous 3300-ton World War II submarine Surcouf (1929–1942) A T47-type fleet...


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