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French Tripartite minehunter Céphée
|Length:||51.5 m (169 ft)|
|Beam:||8.96 m (29.4 ft)|
|Height:||18.5 m (61 ft)|
|Draught:||3.6 m (12 ft)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Range:||3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Boats & landing
|Complement:||4 officers, 15 non-commissioned officers, 17 sailors|
A joint venture of the navies of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, the Tripartite class of minehunters were conceived in the 1970s and built in the 1980s. France built the mine-hunting equipment, Belgium provided the electronics, and the Netherlands constructed the propulsion train. France and the Netherlands originally bought 15, with Belgium buying 10.
All three countries' Tripartite ships contribute at times to NATO's Standing Maritime MCM capability groups (SNMCMG1 or SNMCMG2).
(Éridan class, Thales Group is currently upgrading France's Tripartite minehunters)
Originally 10 ships were built for the Belgian navy. All remaining Belgian vessels have undergone an extensive upgrade during 2004-2008 involving replacement of the anti-mine warfare equipment. Also called "CMT" for Chasseur de Mines Tripartite, all are named after flowers and are thus sometimes called the "Flower" class in international literature.
Currently in service:
Formerly: M920 Iris, M919 Fuchsia and M918 Dianthus were sold to France and M922 Myosotis was sold to Bulgaria
("Pulau Rengat" class)
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