|French frigate Chevalier Paul (D621)|
|Ordered:||27 October 2000|
|Builder:||DCNS and Thales Group. Lorient shipyard|
|Laid down:||13 January 2005|
|Launched:||12 July 2006|
|Fate:||In service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Horizon class frigate|
2 × 31280 HP GE/Avio LM2500 gas turbines
|Speed:||29 knots (18 on diesel)|
|Range:||7000 nm at 18 knts, 3500 nmi at 25 knots|
|Boats & landing |
|EDO, 20-seat EFRC, Hurricane 733|
|Capacity:||32 passengers or admiral staff|
|Sensors and |
S-1850 LRR tri-dimensional sentry radar with IFF
|Electronic warfare |
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, but the shipping authorities declined to confirm that it is headed to Syria.
- "France: political solution the ultimate goal for Syria", Reuters. August 29, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
- Chevalier Paul Anti Air Warfare Destroyer Chevalier Paul on Alabordache
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