Naval Group floats eighth FREMM frigate

Naval Group has floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Normandie, just 12 months after the start of hull assembly in the building dock at Lorient.

The 142-metre by 20-metre FREMM Normandie is the sixth in the series of anti-submarine FREMMS ordered by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) for the French Navy.

Normandie will leave dry dock in the northern autumn to undergo its first sea trials before delivery to the French Navy in summer 2019.

Displacing 6,000 tonnes, Normandie can accommodate 145 people and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 15 knots. She has a maximum speed of 27 knots.

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