Class, [Type]: Durance, [AOR].
Builder: Brest Naval Dockyard, France.
Launch date: 02 February 1985.
Commission date: 16 January 1987.
Displacement ( tons ): 17.900 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 157,3 x 21,2 x 10,8
Main machinery: 2 x SEMT-Pielstick 16 PC2.5 V 400 diesels ( 20.800 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 19.
Range ( miles ): 9.000 at 15 knots.
Complement: 164 ( 18 officers ).
Guns: 3 x Breda/Mauser 30mm/70, 4 x 12,7mm.
Military lift: 5090 tonnes FFO, 3310 tonnes diesel, 1090 tonnes JP5, 260 tonnes distilled water, 180 tonnes victualling stores, 170 tonnes ammunition, 15 tonnes spares.
Radar: Navigation: 2 x DRBN-32 or DRBN-34A, I band.
Countermeasures: Decoys: SLQ-25 Nixie towed acoustic torpedo decoy; EW: Thales DR-2000 ( intercept ), Telegon HFD/F.
Helicopter: 1 x Lynx Mk2/4.
Callsign: FBMA ( )
Comment: They have been fitted with a Syracuse SATCOM communications set. It is waiting for EW equipment, ECM and ESM, in order to compensate for the low anti-aircraft defense of the ship. The Marne has been designed to carry a Maritime Zone staff or Commander of a Logistic Formation and a commando unit of up to 45 men. The position of the bridge and the localization of other elements in this unit differs from others of the same class.