SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

Interested in Ships and Stamps? The Ship Stamp Society is an international society and publishes it’s journal, Log Book, six time a year.

The editor of Log book will retire this coming August and, unless a new one comes forward, the society will close.
With this in mind, we are not taking in any new members.
This is an unfortunate situation but seemingly unavoidable.
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CHAMPLAIN A 623 (Fr.)

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CHAMPLAIN A 623 (Fr.)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:26 pm

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Built in 2015-'17 by Kership (Piriou à Concarneau) for the French Navy, launched on 22-08-2016, in sevice on 04-07-'17.
Patrol ship B2M (Bâtiment Multi Missions) of the d'Entrecasteaux class, displacement:1500/2300 tons, L:65m. B:14m. Draft:4.20m. 5 kn. range:5000 nm. at 12 kn. complement:20 + 20 troops, armament:2-7.62 mm. canons, 1 crane SWL:12 tons.
Homeport Port-des-Galets, Reunion.
The D'Entrecasteaux class is a class of oceanic patrol ships of the French Navy. The ship's designation is Bâtiment multi-mission in French (B2M, "multi-mission ship") and also dubbed the "Swiss Army knife of the Navy", the type of ships is designed to perform sovereignty, law enforcement and logistics missions (such as policing illegal fishing, traffics and mining; assisting distressed ships, and search and rescue; and contributing to the logistics of Overseas collectivities from, replacing the aging BATRAL-class landing ships in this role.

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