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List of escorteurs of the French Navy

The escorteurs of the French Navy were light naval warships used for convoy protection during and after the Second World War.

The earliest escorteurs in the French Navy were purchased from the British Royal Navy and the United States Navy. After the war, these were supplemented by former German and Italian vessels transferred to French control as war reparations.

After the war, the term escorteur replaced that of torpilleur [fr] and contre-torpilleur [fr] traditionally used by the French Navy. However, in the 1970s, the designation of escorteur ceased to be used and was replaced with that of frigate, destroyer, aviso or patroller.

Italian and German shipsEdit

Allied fleet shipsEdit

French-built shipsEdit

Squadron Escorteurs – (Escorteurs d'escadre)Edit

 
Le Surcouf

Rapid Escorteurs – Escorteurs rapidesEdit

 
Le Bourguigon
  • Type E50 (Le Corse-class) frigate:
    • Le Corse (F761) 1955–1975
    • Le Brestois (F762) 1956–1975
    • Le Boulonnais (F763) 1955–1976
    • Le Bordelais (F764) 1955–1976
  • Type E52 (Le Normand-class) frigate:
    • Le Normand (F765) 1956–1983
    • Le Picard (F766) 1956–1979
    • Le Gascon (F767) 1957–1977
    • Le Lorrain (F768) 1957–1976
    • Le Bourguignon (F769) 1957–1976
    • Le Champenois (F770) 1957–1975
    • Le Savoyard (F771) 1957–1980
    • Le Breton (F772) 1957–1976
    • Le Basque (F773) 1957–1979
    • L'Agenais (F774) 1958–1985
    • Le Béarnais (F775) 1958–1979
  • Type E52B:
    • L'Alsacien (F776) 1960–1981
    • Le Provençal (F777) 1959–1981
    • Le Vendéen (F778) 1960–1982

Avisos Escorteurs – Avisos escorteursEdit

 
Le Commandant Bourdais

Coastal Escorteurs – Escorteurs côtiersEdit

 
L'Effronté
 
Le Fringant
  • Le Fougueux-class [fr]
    • Le Fougueux (P641) 1954–1975
    • L'Opiniatre (P642) 1954–1975
    • L'Agile (P643) 1954–1976
  • L'Adroit-class [fr] :
    • L'Adroit (P644) 1957–1979
    • L'Alerte (P645) 1957–1979
    • L'Attentif (P646) 1957–1978
    • L'Intrépide (P630) 1958–1976
    • L'Ardent (P635) 1958–1979
    • L'Etourdi (P637) 1958–1976
    • L'Enjoué (P647) 1958–
    • Le Hardi (P648) 1958–1977
    • L'Effronté (P638) 1959–
    • Le Frondeur (P639) 1959–1977
    • Le Fringant (P640) 1959–1982

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ named for Marcus Atilius Regulus
  2. ^ named for Louis Desaix
  3. ^ named for Jean-Baptiste Kléber
  4. ^ after Victor Schœlcher (1804–1893)
  5. ^ after Victor Bory
  6. ^ after Léonard Charner (1797–1869)
  7. ^ after Ernest Doudart de Lagrée (1823–1868)
  8. ^ after Adrien-Paul Balny d'Avricourt (1849–1873)
  9. ^ aftet Henri Rivière (1827–1883)
  10. ^ after Edmé Bourdais (1820–1861)
  11. ^ after Auguste Léopold Protet (1808–1862)

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Sénégalais, Senegalese
  2. ^ Algérien, Algerians
  3. ^ Tunisien, Tunisians
  4. ^ Marocain, Moroccans
  5. ^ Hova, Hova
  6. ^ Somali, Somalis
  7. ^ Berbère, Berbers
  8. ^ Arabe, Arabs
  9. ^ Kabyle, Kabyle
  10. ^ Bambara, Bambara
  11. ^ Malgache, Malagazy
  12. ^ Sakalava, Sakalava
  13. ^ Tuareg, Tuareg
  14. ^ Soudanais, Sudanese
  15. ^ Le Légionnaire, French Foreign Legion

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