The French Navy (Marine Nationale) fourth and final d'Entrecasteaux-class vessel, "Dumont d’Urville", entered "active duty" (admission au service actif in French) on April 17, 2020.
Tag Archives : Kership
06 Jul 2019
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) took delivery of the fourth Metropolitan Offshore Support & Assistance Vessel (BSAM) on July 4th. Ordered in 2016 for the French Navy, the BSAM Garonne is the final ship of a class designed and built by the Kership shipyard.
27 Apr 2019
Construction of the first of three new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) ordered by Argentina just started at the Piriou shipyard in Concarneau, France. A first block is already assembled while official delivery of the vessel is expected for March 2020.
06 Mar 2019
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) yesterday took delivery of another Metropolitan Offshore Support & Assistance Vessel (BSAM) Seine. Ordered in 2016 for the French Navy, the BSAM Seine is the third of four ships designed and built by the Kership shipyard.
28 Jan 2019
'Rhône' has recently returned from its first long-term deployment. The vessel sailed 19,000 nautical miles, through the Northeast Passage, from the Norwegian Sea to the Bering Strait, through the Barents, Kara, Laptevn Siberia and Tukukche Seas. It went back to its homeport (Brest naval base in Britanny) after passing through the Panama Canal.