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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

PAVOT coastal minesweepers (1953 - 1955)

Pervenche 1975

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Pavot M631 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1952 21/11/1953 10/1955 to USA 3/1970
Pervenche M632 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1953 1954 10/1954 stricken 1980
Pivoine M633 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1953 1954 1/1955 tender 1965
Renoncule M634 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1953 22/5/1953 1/1955 to USA 3/1970
Réséda M635 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1953 1954 1/1955 stricken 1982
Acacia M638 Frank Samples, Boothbay Harbor, USA 1952 15/2/1952 6/1953 stricken 1982
Acanthe M639 Frank Samples, Boothbay Harbor, USA 1952 1953 10/1953 stricken 1981
Aconit, 1966- Marjolaine M640 Harbor BB, Terminal Is, USA 1952 1953 3/1953 to Tunisia 1977 (Sousse)
Ajonc M667 Frank Samples, Boothbay Harbor, USA 1952 1953 2/1954 TS for divers 1974
Azalée M668 Harbor BB, Terminal Is, USA 1952 1953 10/1953 stricken 1983
Bégonia M669 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1952 1953 2/1954 to USA 1974
Bleuet M670 Pacific BB, Tacoma, USA 1952 1953 1/1954 stricken 7/1976
Camélia M671 Harbor BB, Terminal Is, USA 1952 1953 2/1954 stricken 12/1980
Chrysanthème M672 Tacoma BB, USA 1952 19/7/1952 6/1954 stricken 1977
Coquelicot M673 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1952 1953 2/1954 to Tunisia 6/1973 (Hannibal)
Cyclamen M674 National Steel, San Diego, USA 1952 21/6/1953 5/1954 stricken 1983
Églantine M675 Pacific BB, Tacoma, USA 1952 1/4/1953 8/1954 tender 1965
Gardenia M676 Tacoma BB, USA 1952 1953 8/1954 base ship 1974
Giroflée M677 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1952 1953 6/1954 stricken 1977
Glaïeul M678 National Steel, San Diego, USA 1952 1953 6/1954 to USA 1974
Glycine M679 Pacific BB, Tacoma, USA 1952 1953 10/1954 stricken 1983
Jacinthe M680, 1976- A680 Tacoma BB, USA 1953 3/1954 10/1954 minelayer 1968, stricken 1982
Laurier M681 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1952 1953 6/1954 stricken 1980
Lilas M682 National Steel, San Diego, USA 1952 1953 7/1954 stricken 1981
Liseron M683 Tacoma BB, USA 1953 1954 1/1955 diving tender A723 1974
Lobélia M684 Tacoma BB, USA 1952 1/5/1953 1/1955 tender 1965
Magnolia M685 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1952 1953 10/1954 base ship 7/1976
Marguerite M686 National Steel, San Diego, USA 1952 1953 9/1954 to USA 11/1969
Mimosa M687 Tacoma BB, USA 1953 1954 5/1955 stricken 1982
Miguet M688 Tacoma BB, USA 1953 1954 1/1955 stricken 1981
Myosotis M689 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 1953 1954 1954 to USA 6/1955
Narcisse M690 National Steel, San Diego, USA 1953 11/1/1954 10/1954 to Japan 1956 (Hashima)
Oeillet M691 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1952 22/11/1952 4/1955 // --- incomplete to Spain (Nalón)
Pâquerettte M692 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1953 1954 8/1954 to USA 6/1955
Roselys M698 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1953 25/7/1953 11/1954 // --- incomplete to Spain (Llobregat)
Tulipe M699 South Coast, Newport Beach, USA 1953 1953 12/1954 // --- incomplete to Japan (Yashima)

 

Displacement light, t

360

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Packard diesels

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil 40

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

Ship project history: In 1952 the USA agreed to allocate thirty-six coastal minesweepers of the Adjutant class to the Marine Nationale under MDAP. 30 were delivered in 1953-54, but of the remaining six, four were returned to the USA after their delivery to Indo-China (two were subsequently transferred to Japan) and two were re-allocated to Spain.

    They were constructed of wood and non-magnetic alloys.

Modernizations: 1968, Jacinthe: - sweeps; + mines

Naval service: No significant events.

Réséda 1979

Ivan Gogin, 2015