French Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships

French Navy Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to French Navy Amphibious Warfare Ships D’Estienne d’Orves Class (A69 type avisos) LOA 262′ TDISP 1,270 tons (17 built, 6 transferred to Turkey, most of rest of class is retired, service since 1976)
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A fine view of Lieutenant de Vaisseau Lavallée F-790 underway, ca. 1991. NARA: US Navy Official 330-CFD-DN-SN-92-01852
D'Estienne d'Orves Class scrap Ghent 2015D'Estienne d'Orves Class Landevennec 2012 D’Entrecasteaux class Oceanic Patrol Ships LOA 210-260′ TDISP 2,300 tons (4 active, service since 2016)
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D’Entrecasteaux visiting Fleet Base East, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 2016. Credit: Inspector69r, CC BY-SA 4.0
D'Entrecasteaux class Concarneau 2017D'entrecasteaux class PV martinique 2020L’Audacieuse (P-400) Class LOA 180′ TDISP 480 tons (1 active, 6 retired, service since 1986) Used in overseas French ports.
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La Tapageuse P-691, n.d. Credit: Marine nationale / Reynald Boivin, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
P400 class PV ConcarneauP400 class PVs Landevennec 2012P400 PVs Noumea, New Caledonia 2020P400 PVs French Guiana 2014 Albatros P-681 (1984-ca.2018) converted trawler formerly Neve (1967) LOA 279′ TDISP 2,850
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Albatros P-681, ca. March 2013. Credit: franek2, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
albatros-ps-p-681-landevennecalbatros-ps-reunion-2012 Le Fougeux P-641 Escorteur Cotier (1955-1975) LOA 173′ TDISP 400 tons. This is a post-war French built version of a US PC-461 type submarine chaser, financed through Mutual Aid. It was the lead ship of 3, and the only survivor. It may also be the last remaining ship visibly similar to this large class of wartime coastal escorts. It is being gradually restored by a group in the Netherlands.
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This is a 1973 view of a former US PC 173′ coastal escort , the basis of the Le Fougeux class, in Thai service. Photographed during 1973 exercises with units of the Royal Navy by Midshipman Nolton, serving with the Hong Kong Squadron in HMS Wasperton. Courtesy of James Nolton, who retains copyright. 
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