France Marine Nationale (French Navy) La Fayette class multi-role and stealth frigate, the French Navy Ship (FNS) Guepratte (F-714) arrived in the country today. The French warship docked at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila for four-day goodwill visit which will end on May 7.
The French ship is under the command of its first female skipper, Cmdr. Claire Pothier.
FNS Guepratte is described as a multi-mission Lafayette-class stealth frigate of the French Navy.
The goodwill visit will involve series of confidence building engagements between PN and French Navy personnel such as courtesy call to the PN flag-officer-in-command by FNS Guepratte’s commanding officer along with her party, shipboard tour, receptions and goodwill soccer game.
The La Fayette class are general purpose frigates built by DCNS and operated by French Marine Nationale. Derivatives of the type are in service in Saudi Arabia (Royal Saudi Navy), Singapore (Republic of Singapore Navy) and Taiwan (Republic of China Navy).
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