French frigate Ventôse
Ventôse is a light monitoring frigate ("frégate de surveillance") of the French Marine Nationale. She is the fourth ship of her class, and the first French vessel named after Ventôse, the 5th month of the Republican Calendar. She deployed as part of the French response to Hurricane Katrina.
|Namesake:||Month of Ventôse|
|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique|
|Laid down:||28 June 1991|
|Launched:||14 March 1992|
|Commissioned:||5 May 1993|
|Homeport:||Fort de France, Martinique|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Floréal-class frigate|
|Displacement:||2600 tonnes (2950 tonnes full load)|
|Length:||93.50 m (306.8 ft)|
|Beam:||14 m (46 ft)|
|Draught:||4.40 m (14.4 ft)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||1 Panther helicopter|
On June 1st, 2009, Ventôse took part in the recovery operation for the Air France Flight 447 which crashed some 960 kilometres (600 mi) off the northeast coast of Brazil.
- BBC Mundo.Rescatados 17 cuerpos en el océano Accessed 8 June 2009.