List of escorteurs of the French Navy

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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 ships[edit]

Allied fleet ships[edit]

French-built ships[edit]

Squadron Escorteurs – (Escorteurs d'escadre)[edit]

Le Surcouf

Rapid Escorteurs – Escorteurs rapides[edit]

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 escorteurs[edit]

Le Commandant Bourdais

Coastal Escorteurs – Escorteurs côtiers[edit]

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 also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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)

Citations[edit]

  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

References[edit]