French Navy Ship FNS AQUITAINE Currently Docked at Tide Point

| September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

From Sail Baltimore:

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FNS AQUITAINE will be open to the general public on September 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. to noon & again from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (1020 Hull St). All who plan to board the ship must wear a mask & children under 6 are not allowed. A valid government ID is required. No backpacks.

Shoutout to Under Armour Headquarters for hosting!

Also from Sail Baltimore:

FNS AQUITAINE is versatile & fully armed, with 109 highly qualified sailors plus 14 specialists from the Naval Aviation community aboard. The vessel is under the command of Commander Fabrice Hilbert. They left the naval base in Brest at the end of August, in order to participate in the NATO exercise Cutlass Fury before sailing to Baltimore. To prevent any kind of threat & adapt itself to forthcoming operational challenges, the French Navy is equipped with a whole new generation of warships: multi-mission destroyers (FREMM), a class of ships of which AQUITAINE is the first. The FREMM destroyer is a strategic asset wherever she operates. She is fitted with cutting-edge sensors & weapons, which enable her to be decisive in operations of sea control, protection, anti-submarine, anti-surface, & anti-air warfare.

Also from Sail Baltimore:

FNS AQUITAINE, a French frigate, is coming to Baltimore as one of several events commemorating the 240th anniversary of the French victory at the Battle of the Chespeake on September 5, 1781.

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