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French frigate Chevalier Paul (D621)
Chevalier Paul (D 621).jpg
Career (France)
Namesake: Chevalier Paul
Ordered: 27 October 2000
Builder: DCNS and Thales Group. Lorient shipyard
Laid down: 13 January 2005
Launched: 12 July 2006
Commissioned: June 2009
Homeport: Toulon
Fate: In service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type: Horizon class frigate
Displacement: 7,050 tonnes[1]
Length: 152,87 m
Beam: 20,3 m
Draught: 5,4 m

2 × 31280 HP GE/Avio LM2500 gas turbines
2 × 5875 HP SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 STC diesels
1 × beam propeller

2 × 4-blade propellers
Speed: 29 knots (18 on diesel)
Range: 7000 nm at 18 knts, 3500 nmi at 25 knots
Boats & landing
craft carried:
EDO, 20-seat EFRC, Hurricane 733
Capacity: 32 passengers or admiral staff

26 officers
110 petty officers

38 sailors
Sensors and
processing systems:

S-1850 LRR tri-dimensional sentry radar with IFF
ABF TUS 4110 CL hull sonar

Tugged linear antenna with Alto torpedo detector
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

Radar jammer
Communication jammer
NGDS system (2 decoy launchers, REM, RIR, LAD)

Contralto system (2 acoustic decoy launchers).



  • 8 × Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles


  • 2 × MU90 torpedo tubes


Aircraft carried:
  • 1 x NH90 helicopter
  • The Chevalier Paul is a Horizon class destroyer of the French Marine Nationale commissioned in June 2009. It is the third vessel of the French Navy named after the 17th century admiral Chevalier Paul.

    The Chevalier Paul was launched by DCN in Lorient on 12 July 2006

    It is the sister-ship of the Forbin.

    In August 29, 2013, she left the port city of Toulon. Some reports claimed it has been deployed to the eastern Mediterranean in response to the Syrian Civil War,[3] but the shipping authorities declined to confirm that it is headed to Syria.[4]


    External links[]

    • Chevalier Paul Anti Air Warfare Destroyer Chevalier Paul on Alabordache


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