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     M-645 Orion      

Photo byJanuary 2008. The Toulon. Photo from the archives of А. Andreev.

Country: France.
Class, [Type]: Tripartite, [MHC].
Homeport: Toulon.

Callsign: FAOM ( Foxtrot Alfa Oscar Mike )

Builder: Lorient Naval Shipyard, France. 
Launch date: 6 February 1985.
Commission date: 14 January 1986.
Decommission date: 15 September 2009.

Displacement ( tons ): 535 standard, 605 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 51,5 x 9 x 3,5.
Main machinery: 1 x Brons-Werkspoor diesel ( 1900 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 15 diesel, 7 electric.
Range ( miles ): 3000 at 12 knots.
Complement: 49 ( 5 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 GIAT F2 20mm, 2 x 1 12,7mm.
Minehunting: 2 x PAP 104.

Radars: Navigation: Decca 1229.
Sonars: DUBM-21B.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2006 | 20092019

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