French Warship Vendemiaire Visits Australia

French warship Vendemiaire has paid a visit to Australia, reports the

She arrived from the base Noumea, France yesterday and made a stop before participating in naval exercises with Australian forces.

“The main purpose is to develop interoperability with the Australian navy,” said commanding officer Commander Joffrey Guerry.

The warship’s crew would also send a delegation to the Remembrance Day ceremony in Cairns on Monday, he added.

The Vendemiaire is a light monitoring frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the fifth ship of the Floreal class, and is named after Vendemiaire, the first month of the Republican Calendar.

Naval Today Staff,November 8, 2012