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     F-796 Commandant Birot      

Photo byAugust 2007. Mediterranean Sea. Photo by A. Andreev.

Country: France.
Class, [Type]: D´Estienne d´Orves, [FFL].
Homeport: Toulon.

Callsign: FACB ( Foxtrot Alfa Charlie Bravo )

Builder: Lorient Dockyard, France. 
Launch date: 22 May 1982.
Commission date: 14 March 1984.

Displacement ( tons ): 1100 standard, 1250 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 80 x 10,3 x 3. 
Main machinery: 2 x SEMT-Pielstick PC2V diesels ( 11000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 24.
Range ( miles ): 4500 at 15 knots.
Complement: 90 ( 7 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 CADAM 100mm, 2 x 1 20mm F2, 4 x 1 12,7mm.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 2 MM40 Exocet.
Torpedoes: 4 x 1 550mm for L5 torpedoes.
Radar: Air/surface search: DRBV-51A; Fire Control: DRBC-32E; Navigation: Decca Type 1007.
Sonar: DUBA-25.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x 10 CSEE Dagaie, AN/SLQ-25A Nixie towed acoustic torpedo decoy.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1993 | 1995 | 1996 | 1999 | 2003 | 2011 | 2014

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