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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

CHAMPLAIN landing ships (1974 - 1987)

Champlain 1990

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Champlain L9030 DCN, Brest 1973 17/11/1973 5/10/1974 stricken 8/2004
Francis Garnier L9031 DCN, Brest 1973 17/11/1973 21/6/1974 stricken 6/2010
Dumont d'Urville L9032 At. Français de l'Ouest, Grand-Quevilly 15/12/1980 27/11/1981 5/2/1983 stricken 2017
Jacques Cartier L9033 At. Français de l'Ouest, Grand-Quevilly 9/10/1981 28/4/1982 28/9/1983 stricken 8/2013
La Grandière L9034 At. Français de l'Ouest, Grand-Quevilly 27/8/1984 11/12/1985 20/1/1987 stricken 10/2016

 

Displacement standard, t

L9030, 9031: 770

L9032-9034: 820

Displacement full, t

L9030, 9031: 1330

L9032-9034: 1385

Length, m

68.0 pp 80.0 oa

Breadth, m

13.0

Draught, m

3.00 max 2.50 hull

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 SACM 195 V12 CSHR diesels

Power, h. p.

3600

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

3500(13)

Armament

L9030, 9031: 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7, 2 x 1 - 81/12 mortars, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

L9032-9034: 2 x 1 - 20/90 MIT-20F2, 2 x 1 - 81/12 mortars, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Sensors

DRBN-32 radar

Military load

L9030, 9031: 350t of cargo, 138 troops, 12 vehicles

L9032-9034: 2 LCVP, 330 t of cargo, 180 troops, 12 vehicles

Complement

44

Ship project history: Designated BATRAL (Bâtiment de Transport Léger), these vessels are designed for overseas service. They carry a landing company (guépard), comprising five officers, 133 men, six Léopard armoured personnel carriers and six lorries. Two LCVPs are carried on the upper deck. A maximum load of 330t can be carried, and cargo can be transferred ashore either by the 10t hydraulic crane or via the bow ramp, which has a maximum capacity of 40t. The three ships of the second series have improved accommodation for a total of 180 troops, and a higher bridge structure. The last unit, La Grandière, was built for export and subsequently acquired by the Marine Nationale; she has a longer flight deck than her sisters.

Modernizations: 1999, all: - 2 x 1 - 81/12 mortars

Naval service: No significant events.

Jacques Cartier 2003

Ivan Gogin, 2016-18