Saturday, 2 June 2018

French light frigate FS Ventose (F 733) 1991-

Martinique, 15/16 March 2018

Part of the Floreal-class of which totally 8 were built, 6 for the French (Ventose, Floreal, Prairial, Nivose, Vendemiaire, Germinal) and 2 for the Moroccan navy (Mohammad V and Hassan II). MMSI 228747000 and call sign FRWRS. Building ordered in 1989, laid down by Chantiers de l’Atlantique on 28 June 1991, launched on 14 March 1992 and commissioned on 5 March 1993. Homeport Fort de France, Martinique. Displacement 2.600 tons while full load) with as dimensions 306,8 x 46 x 14,4 feet. Machinery consists of 4 SEMT Pielstick 6PA6 L280 diesels and a total horsepower of 8.800 hp via 2 shafts resulting in a speed of 20 knots and a operational range of 15.000 nautical miles. Armament consists of 1-10cm CASAM turreted deck gun, 2-2cm Modele F2 series gun installations and 2 Excocet MM#8 anti-ship missile launchers.