Tourville class frigate

Tourville class frigate
Destroyer De Grasse
Destroyer De Grasse
Class overview
Name: F67
Succeeded by: FREMM multipurpose frigate
Completed: 3
Active: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 4,580 tonnes
6,100 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 152.75 m
Beam: 15.80 m
Draught: 6.60 m

2 Rateau steam turbines, double reduction
4 multitubular boilers
Fuel: Gazoil
Propellers : 2 fixed propellers

Power : 58,000 hp (42 MW)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)

1900 nautical miles (3500 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)

4500 nautical miles (8300 km) and 18 knots (33 km/h)

24 officers
160 non-commissioned officers

115 men
Sensors and
processing systems:

1 DRBV 51B surface sentry radar
1 DRBV 26A air sentry radar
1 DRBC 32D targeting radar
2 DRBN 34 navigation radars
1 DUBV 23 hull sonar
1 ETBF DSBV 62C sonar
1 DSBX 1 tugged sonar
1 Syva torpedo alert system SENIT 3
HF, UHF, VHF and SHF liaison systems
Syracuse 2

Link 11
Electronic warfare
and decoys:

1 ARBB 32 jammer
1 ARBR 16 radar interceptor
2 Syllex decoy launchers

bubble belt


  • 6 × Exocet MM38 anti-ship missiles


  • 2 × L5 torpedo launchers, 10 torpedoes on board (L5 mod 4)


  • 2 × 100 mm turrets (1968 model)
  • 2 × 20 mm cannons
  • 4 × 12.7 mm machine guns


  • 1 x Crotale EDIR CIWS anti-air missiles (8 missiles on launcher, 16 in magazine)
Aircraft carried:
  • 2 x Lynx WG13 anti-ship helicopters

The F67 type is a class of large high-sea (Blue water) Destroyers of the French Navy specialised in anti-submarine warfare. They have anti-air and anti-surface capabilities.

Between 1994 and 1996, the Tourville and the De Grasse were refitted with the modern SLASM anti-submarine system, an active Very Low Frequencies sonar


The ships are an enlarged version of the F65 class frigate Aconit. They have two shaft steam turbine machinery and a double hangar for two Lynx helicopters. They were the first ships fitted with the marine version of the Crotale surface to air missile system. A Malafon anti submarine missile system was fitted when the ships were built but this was removed during refits in the late 1980s


The three ships of the class, D612 De Grasse, D611 Duguay-Trouin and the D610 Tourville, are named after famous French sailors.

The three ships of the class were all built by Arsenal de Lorient

Pennant number Ship Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Status
D610 Tourville 13 May 1972 21 June 1974 16 June 2011 Laid Up
D611 Duguay-Trouin 1 June 1973 17 September 1975 13 July 1999 Disequiped, in use as a breakwater
D612 De Grasse 30 November 1974 1 October 1977 In Service
close-up of the bow deck of the Tourville; the 100 mm turret is clearly visible


  • Conway's All the world's fighting Ships 1947-1995

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