French Navy – Destroyers

French Navy Destroyers

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Horizon Class Air Defence Destroyer LOA 501′ / 152.7 m 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′ / 139 m 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′ / 157.9 m 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′ / 132.9 m 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′ / 128.6 m 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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