French Navy – Destroyers

French Navy Destroyers

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Horizon Class Air Defence Destroyer LOA 501′ TDISP 7,000 tons (2 active with French Navy, 2 with Italy) Nato classifies these as destroyers by size and role

USS William P. Lawrence Participates in Multi-Nation Group Sail
FS Forbin D-620 in the Indian Ocean, May 2019 US Navy Official 5391488 SA Leonard Adams

Horizon Class DD Toulon 2015

Cassard Class LOA 456′ TDISP 4,600 tons (variant on the Georges Leygues hull) (2, 1 active)

Cassard (D 614) off Toulon, France, 2003 Credit: Franck Dubey [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Jean Bart D-615 (1991)Cassard ClassDDToulon 2015.jpg

Suffren Class Air Defence Destroyer LOA 518′ TDISP 6,800 tons (2, both retired)

Suffren DD
Suffren D-602 during Exercise Distant Drum, 1983 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-92-01092

Duquesne D-603 (1970 – 2007) Now in service at a dive school at Saint-Mandrier-sur-MerDuquesne Saint Mandrier 2015suffren class DD Toulon 2008

T-53 / T-56 Class LOA 436′ TDISP 3,750 tons (service 1957-1992)

Duperré D-633 (1957-1992) laid up at Landévennec until about 2014. Likely scrapped.Duperré D-633 Landevennec 2012

La Galissonnière D-638 variant (1962-1990) labelled T-56 class. Laid up in Landévennec. Scrapped Ghent Belgium 2015. Note distinctive folding hangar above quarterdeck.

La Galissonnière D-638, with USS Nimitz in the distance, in the Mediterranean, ca. 1983. U.S. Navy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

La Galissonnière D-638 scrapping Ghent Belgium 2012La Galissonnière D-638 Landevennec 2012

[Detail of] Ships laid up Landévennec, including La Galissonnière D-638 inboard from the cruiser Corbet, ca. 2010. Credit: Loïc LLH (Loïc Lehuen), CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
T-47 Class LOA 422′ TDISP 3,700 tons (12, all retired, 1 museum ship and 1 used as a breakwater)

Maillé-Brézé D-627 (1957 – 1988) Anti-Submarine Warfare modernization late 1960s, museum ship 1988 Maillé-Brézé D627 Nantes 2017.jpg

Bouvet D-624 (1956-1982) later a breakwater at Lorient, scrapped Galloo shipbreakers, Ghent, Belgium 2012.Bouvet D-624 scrapping Ghent Belgium 2012Bouvet D-624 Lorient breakwater 2012Bouvet D-624 Lorient breakwater 2010

Dupetit-Thouars D-625 (1956 – 1988) Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile modernization mid-1960s. The decommissioned ship was used as a breakwater for the École Navale in Lanvéoc-Poulmic for many years, but its fate is unknown.Dupetit-Thouars Lanveoc 2013

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