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French Minesweepers and French Mine Warfare vessels. French minesweepers from World War One through World War Two and up to the present day, including Herse Class, Albatre Class, British Ham Class, American Adjutant Clas, Sirius Class and Eridan Class French minesweepers.

NAME LAUNCHED FATE

Pluton Class Minelayers

Pluton 10th March 1913 Scrapped 1923
Cerbere 13th July 1912 Stricken 1923

Herse Class

Charrue 1913 - 1914 Stricken 1923
Herse 1913 - 1914 Stricken 1919
Pioche 1913 - 1914 Stricken 1923
Rateau 1913 - 1914 Stricken 1923

Granit Class

Granit 1918 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Gres 1918 Stricken 1920
Marbre 1918 Stricken 1920
Mica 1918 Stricken 1938
Porphyre 1918 Stricken 1932

Albatre Class

Albatre 1919 Sold 1920
Basalte 1919 Stricken 1919
Gypse 1919 Stricken 1919
Meuliere 1919 Stranded 24th May 1941
Pyrite 1919 Lost 1926
Quartz 1919 Stricken 1939
Silex 1919 Sold 1920

Ex-German M35 Type

M4 Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Somme (ex - M9) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
M12 Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
M21 Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Ailette (ex - M24) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Meuse (ex - M28) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Bapaume (ex - M35) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Oise (ex - M38) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Lafraux (ex - M81) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Yser (ex - M85) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Craonne (ex - 202) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Belfort (ex - M205) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Peronne (ex - M251) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Avere (ex - M252) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.
Vimy (ex - M253) Acquired 1946 - 1947 Scrapped or returned to Germany 1957.

Ex-German M40 Type

M275 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M277 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M404 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M424 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
Suippe (ex - M432) Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M434 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
Marne (ex - M442) Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
Aisne (ex - M452) Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M454 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M475 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M476 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -
M495 Acquired 1946 - 1947 -

Ex-Allied Wooden

D202 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type. Mined 25th October 1944
D301 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D311 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D312 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D313 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D314 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D315 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D316 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D317 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D318 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D321 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D322 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D323 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D324 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D325 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D326 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D327 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D331 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D332 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D333 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D334 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D335 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D336 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D337 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D338 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D351 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D352 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D353 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D354 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D355 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D356 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex - American YMS Type.
D361 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D362 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D363 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D364 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D365 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D366 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D367 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
D368 Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS1 Type. Returned October 1947.
- Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS2 Type. Returned October 1947.
- Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS2 Type. Returned October 1947.
- Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS2 Type. Returned October 1947.
- Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS2 Type. Returned October 1947.
- Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS2 Type. Returned October 1947.
- Transferred 1944 - 1946 Ex- British MMS2 Type. Returned October 1947.

US Agile Class

M610 Ouistreham Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1994
M611 Narvik Transferred 1954 - 1957 Renumber A769 in 1976 as trials ship.
M612 Alencon Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1993
M613 Berneval Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1987
M614 Bir Hacheim Transferred 1954 - 1957 Returned 1970
M615 Cantho Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1989
M616 Dompaire Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1987
M617 Garigliano Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1988
M618 Mytho Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1987
M619 Vinh Long Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1988
M620 Berlaimont Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1989
M621 Origny Transferred 1954 - 1957 Ocean research vessel 1962, renumbered A640.
M622 Autun Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1978, Scrapped 1986
M623 Baccarat Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1993
M624 Colmar Transferred 1954 - 1957 Stricken 1978, Scrapped 1986

US Adjutant Class

M631 Pavot Transferred 1953 - 1954 Returned 1969 - 1970.
M632 Pervenche Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1980.
M633 Pivoine Transferred 1953 - 1954 Became a Tender, 1965. Stricken 1983.
M634 Renoncule Transferred 1953 - 1954 Returned 1969 - 1970.
M635 Reseda Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1982.
M638 Acacia Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1982.
M639 Acanthe Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1981.
M640 Aconit Transferred 1953 - 1954 Renamed Marjolaine 1967, To Tunisia 1977.
M665 Azalee Transferred 1953 - 1954 Scrapped 1985.
M667 Ajonc Transferred 1953 - 1954 Diving tender vessel 1974, renumbered A701. Stricken 1988.
M669 Begonia Transferred 1953 - 1954 Returned 1974.
M670 Bleuet Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1977.
M671 Camelia Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1980.
M672 Chrysantheme Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1977.
M673 Coquelicot Transferred 1953 - 1954 To Tunisia 1973.
M674 Cyclamen Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1983.
M675 Eglantine Transferred 1953 - 1954 Became a Tender, 1965. Scrapped 1985.
M676 Gardenia Transferred 1953 - 1954 Renumbered A711, Stricken 1988.
M677 Giroflee Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1977.
M678 Glaieul Transferred 1953 - 1954 Returned 1974.
M679 Glycine Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1983.
M680 Jacinthe Transferred 1953 - 1954 Renumbered A680 as minelayer, 1968. Stricken 1982.
M681 Laurier Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1980.
M682 Lilas Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1981.
M683 Liseron Transferred 1953 - 1954 Renumbered A723, Stricken 1988.
M684 Lobelia Transferred 1953 - 1954 Became a Tender, 1965. Stricken 1981. Stricken 1983.
M685 Magnolia Transferred 1953 - 1954 Renumbered A770, Stricken 1988.
M686 Marguerite Transferred 1953 - 1954 Returned 1969 - 1970.
M687 Mimosa Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1981.
M688 Muguet Transferred 1953 - 1954 Stricken 1981.

Canadian Bay Class

M726 La Dunkerquoise (ex - Fundy) Transferred 1954 Renumbered P653, early 1960s. Stricken 1986.
M727 La Malouine (ex - Cowichan) Transferred 1954 Renumbered P651, early 1960s. Stricken 1977.
M728 La Bayonnaise (ex - Chignecto) Transferred 1954 Renumbered P654, early 1960s. Stricken 1976.
M729 La Paimpolaise (ex - Thunder) Transferred 1954 Renumbered P657, early 1960s. Stricken 1987.
M730 La Dieppoise (ex - Chaleur) Transferred 1954 Renumbered P655, early 1960s. Stricken 1987.
M731 La Lorientaise (ex - Miramichi) Transferred 1954 Renumbered P652, early 1960s. Stricken 1986.

British Ham Class

M771 Tulipe Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A737, mid 1970s. Stricken 1986.
M772 Armoise Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A741, mid 1970s. Stricken 1970s.
M773 Violette Transferred 1954 - 1955 Patrol boat mid 1970s, renumbered P788. Stricken 1986
M774 Oeillet Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A739, mid 1970s. Stricken 1986.
M775 Paquerette Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A742, mid 1970s. Renumbered P789, 1976. Stricken 1986.
M776 Jasmin Transferred 1954 - 1955 Patrol boat mid 1970s, renumbered P661. Scrapped 1989.
M781 Aubepine Transferred 1954 - 1955 Stricken 1970s.
M782 Capucine Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A738, mid 1970s. Stricken 1986.
M783 Hortensia Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A740, mid 1970s. Stricken 1986.
M784 Geranium Transferred 1954 - 1955 Patrol boat mid 1970s, renumbered P784. Stricken 1986.
M785 Hibiscus Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A735, mid 1970s. Scrapped 1989.
M786 Dahlia Transferred 1954 - 1955 Renumbered A736, mid 1970s. Stricken 1986.
M787 Jonquille Transferred 1954 - 1955 Patrol boat mid 1970s, renumbered P787. Stricken 1986.
M788 Myosotis Transferred 1954 - 1955 Became Diving Tender 1970s, renumbered A710. Stricken 1986.
M789 Petunia Transferred 1954 - 1955 Buoy Tender mid 1970s, renumbered P662. Stricken 1986.

Sirius Class

M701 Sirius 6th October 1952 Stricken 1974
M702 Rigel 13th May 1953 Stricken 1974
M703 Antares 21st January 1954 Renumbered P703, 1973. Stricken 1978
M704 Algol 15th April 1953 Stricken 1977
M705 Aldebaran 27th June 1953 Scrapped 1973
M706 Regulus 18th November 1952 Stricken 1974
M707 Vega 14th January 1953 Renumbered P707, 1973. Scrapped 1982
M708 Castor 19th November 1953 Stricken 1974

M708 Castor, October 1955.

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M709 Pollux 16th July 1954 To USA 1970
M710 Pegase 21st June 1956 Stricken 1975
M734 Croix Du Sud 13th June 1956 Renumbered P658, 1960. To Seychelles 1979
M735 Etoile Polaire 5th March 1957 Renumbered P660, 1973. Stricken 1981
M736 Altair 27th March 1954 Renumbered P656, 1960. Stricken 1981
M737 Capricorne 8th August 1956 Stricken 1988
M740 Cassiopee 16th November 1953 Stricken 1977
M741 Eridan 18th May 1954 Renumbered P741, 1973. Scrapped 1982
M742 Orion 20th November 1953 To USA 1970
M743 Sagittaire 12th January 1955 Renumbered P743, 1973. Scrapped 1982
M744 Achernar 12th August 1954 To USA 1971
M745 Procyon 12th December 1954 To USA 1970
M746 Arcturus 12th March 1954 Renumbered P650, 1960. Stricken 1981
M747 Betelgeuse 12th July 1954 Trials ship 1977, renumbered A474.  Stricken 1987
M748 Persee 23rd May 1955 Scrapped 1973
M749 Phenix 23rd May 1955 Stricken 1992
M750 Bellatrix 21st July 1955 Stricken 1975
M751 Denebola 12th July 1956 Stricken 1975
M752 Centaure 8th March 1955 To USA 1971
M753 Formalhaut 24th April 1955 To USA 1970
M754 Canopus 31st December 1953 Renumbered P659, 1973. Stricken 1986

M754 Canopus, March 1968.

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M755 Capella 6th September 1955 Stricken 1987
M756 Cephee 3rd January 1956 Scrapped 1991
M757 Verseau 26th April 1956 Scrapped 1991
M758 Aries 13th March 1956 To Morocco 1974
M759 Lyre 3rd May 1956 Stricken 1981

 

M765 Mercure 21st February 1957 Renumbered P765 as fisher protection vessel, 1981.  Stricken 1990.

Circe Class

M712 Cybele 2nd March 1972 In service 1995
M713 Calliope 20th October 1971 In service 1995
M714 Clio 10th June 1971 In service 1995
M715 Circe 15th December 1970 In service 1995
M716 Ceres 10th August 1972 In service 1995

Eridan Class       View Class

M641 Eridan 2nd February 1979 In service 2003
M642 Cassiopee 28th September 1981 In service 2003
M643 Andromede 22nd May 1982 In service 2003
M644 Pegase 23rd April 1983 In service 2003
M645 Orion 6th February 1985 In service 2003
M646 Croix Du Sud 6th February 1985 In service 2003
M647 Aigle 8th March 1986 In service 2003
M648 Lyre 15th November 1986 In service 2003
M649 Persee 9th March 1988 In service 2003
M650 Sagittaire 9th November 1988 To Pakistan 1992
M650 Sagittaire (ii) 1996 In service 2003
M651 Verseau (ex - Iris) Transferred from Belgium, 1997 In service 2003
M652 Cephee (ex - Fushia) Transferred from Belgium, 1997 In service 2003
M653 Capricorne (ex - Dianthus) Transferred from Belgium, 1997 In service 2003

Vulcain Class

M611 Vulcain 17th January 1986 In service 2003
M612 Pluton 13th May 1986 In service 2003
M613 Acheron 19th November 1986 In service 2003
M614 Styx 3rd March 1987 In service 2003

Antares Class

M770 Antares 30th May 1993 In service 2003
M771 Altair 1994 In service 2003
M772 Aldebaran 1994 In service 2003
 

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