The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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French Jean Bart, Large Air Defense Destroyer D615 This vessel is a member of the French Navy’s Cassard class Large Air Defense Destroyer. The vessel was constructed by DCNS, Lorient, Brittany, France. Jean Bart was laid down on 12 March 1986, launched 19 March 1988, and commissioned 21 September 1991. Propulsion: – 4 SEMT Pielstick diesel engines giving 42,590 HP, with 2 propellers giving a top speed of 30 knots. Displacement – 5,000 tons (full load). Length – 456 feet, Beam – 46 feet, Draft – 21 feet. Range – 8,000 NM at 17 knots, 4,800 NM at 24 knots. Complement 250. Armament: - One MK-13 single-arm guided missile launching system. 40 RIM-66 standard missile. One 100mm/55-calber dual purpose gun. Eight MM40 Exocet missiles. Two SADRAL CIWS launchers (6 cell) for Mistral SAM. Two 20mm machine guns. Two fixed single torpedo tubes for L5 Mod.4 torpedoes. Aviation: – flight deck and hangar for one Panther of similar type/size helicopter. This photograph is from the collection and through the courtesy of our member Leo van Ginderen. Jean Bart is shown entering the harbor of Valletta, Malta on 17 March 2006.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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November 2018

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