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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ANTARÈS mine countermeasures vessels (1993 - 1995)

Vulcain 1990

Name

No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Antarès M770 SOCARENAM, Boulogne 10/1992 30/8/1993 15/12/1993 in service (2018)
Altaïr M771 SOCARENAM, Boulogne 7/6/1993 15/11/1993 30/7/1994 in service (2018)
Aldébaran M772 SOCARENAM, Boulogne 15/11/1993 11/2/1994 15/3/1995 in service (2018)

 

Displacement standard, t

295

Displacement full, t

340

Length, m

24.5 pp 28.3 oa

Breadth, m

7.70

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Baudouin 12P15-2SR diesel

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 41

Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 12.7/90, OD3 mechanical minesweeping gear (fitted for)

Sensors

DRBN-34A radar, DUBM-41B sonar

Complement

25

Ship project history: These three ships were built to replace the elderly ocean minesweepers of the Agile class for navigation training, and for route surveillance in the approaches to Brest. The design is based on a trawler hull. The DUBM-41B towed sonars were removed from the MSOs. A mechanical sweep can also be fitted.

Modernizations: 2007, Altaïr; 2008, Antarès; 2009, Aldébaran: - DUBM-41B sonar; + DUBM-44 sonar

Naval service: No significant events.

Altaïr 2008

Ivan Gogin, 2016-18