Keyword: frigate

French frigate's cruise missiles 'failed to launch' during Syria strikes

One of three French navy frigates taking part with the US and Britain in last weekend's strikes against chemical weapons sites in Syria found itself unable to launch its cruise missiles, the first time France had employed them in action, requiring one of the other vessels to take over its role and fire its own missiles, this time successfully, against the designated targets.

Replica of French frigate that fought in 1780 US independence war arrives home

The Hermione, whose namesake carried the Marquis de Lafayette to fight the British, received a hero's welcome on return to Brest after US tour.

Replica of French frigate that aided US Independence set for maiden voyage

Hermione, a replica of the ship that took General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting British troops, takes to the waves on Sunday.