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CHAMPLAIN landing ships (1974 - 1987)


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Jacques Cartier 2003

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

Military load

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

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

Electronic equipment

DRBN-32 radar

Complement

44



Standard scale images


<i>Champlain </i>1990
Champlain 1990


Graphics


<i>Jacques Cartier </i>2003
Jacques Cartier 2003


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.