The FNS FLOREAL Visits Simonís Town

Article and photos by Able Seaman Jason Warren Bland
08 May 2017

The French Naval Ship (FNS) FLOREAL berthed in Simonís Town for a courtesy port call. They will be departing on Tuesday, 15 May 2017.

Some Facts About The Ship

Type: French Navy Surveillance Frigate
Length: 93.5m
Width: 14m
Water Draught: 4.5m
Air Draught: 36.4m
Displacement: 2800 tons
Crew: 94


The French delegation arriving on the fourth floor at Fleet Command Head Quarters

 



Fleet Master, WO1 Matee Molefe welcoming the Officer Commanding FNS FLOREAL, Captain Benoit Deschamps

Captain Benoit Deschamps paying a courtesy call to Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana

 



Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana handing over a crest to Captain Benoit Deschamps

Captain Benoit Deschamps handing over a crest to Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana

   


Light refreshments at Fleet Command Head Quarters

Flag Officer Commanding, Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) Joseph Dlamini welcomes Captain Benoit Deschamps and his delegation to Simonís Town

 


Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) Joseph Dlamini handing over a crest to Captain Benoit Deschamps