French Navy Gets New Icebreaker

L’Astrolabe (2017) in Kiel, 3 January 2017, photo by HenSti

NavalToday reports that the French Navy will soon accept a light icebreaker/ supply vessel to be named L’Astrolabe. It will replace a smaller vessel of the same name.

It is 72 metres (236 ft) long and 16 metres (52 ft) of beam, somewhat larger than her 66-metre (217 ft) predecessor.

Aker Arctic provided the basic design.

Late addition: Check out NavyRecognition’s report for a better selection of photos.

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