FS Guepratte Joins EU NAVFOR

FS Guepratte Joins EU NAVFOR

The Counter-Piracy force of the European Union (EU NAVFOR), typically comprising 4 – 7 Surface Combat Vessels patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa, was joined by the French navy frigate FS Guépratte today, 25 April 2012.

The 125 meter long FS Guépratte with 3600 metric tonnes displacement is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale, in service since 2001.

Equipped with a Panther helicopter, her contribution to scouting the seas  for piracy will be highly valued.

She is named after the 19th century admiral Émile Paul Amable Guépratte.

Naval Today Staff , April 25, 2012; Image: eunavfor