main: brest, Île longue, toulon secondary: cherbourg, lorient french overseas territories: fort de france, degrad des cannes, port des galets, dzaoudzi, nouméa, papeete overseas: dakar, djibouti, abu dhabi
anglo-french war (1627–1629) franco-spanish war (1635–59) second anglo-dutch war franco-dutch war nine years' war war of the spanish succession war of the austrian succession seven years' war american revolutionary war anglo-french war (1778–1783) french revolutionary wars napoleonic wars french conquest of algeria battle of the tagus pastry war crimean war second french intervention in mexico sino-french war french conquest of morocco world war i world war ii indochina war korean war algerian war operation musketeer bizerte crisis lebanese civil war gulf war yugoslav wars kosovo war war on terror war in afghanistan opération harmattan
chef d'État-major de la marine, cemm
major général de la marine
stanislas gourlez de la motte
ranks in the french navy
nh90, eurocopter lynx, panther, dauphin
atlantique 2, falcon 50, falcon 200
mudry cap 10, ms-88 rallye, falcon 10, xingu
armées françaises (french military)
force d'action navale
forces sous-marines (fost, esna)
forfusco (commandos marine and fusiliers marins)
bataillon des marins pompiers de marseille
service de soutien de la flotte
service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine
service de l'aéronautique navale
the french navy (french: marine nationale, lit. national navy), informally "la royale", is the maritime arm of the french armed forces. dating back to 1624, the french navy is one of the world's oldest naval forces. it has participated in conflicts around the globe and played a key part in establishing the french colonial empire.
the french navy consists of six main branches and various services: the force d'action navale, the forces sous-marines (fost, esna), french naval aviation, the fusiliers marins (including commandos marine), the marins pompiers, and the maritime gendarmerie.
as of june 2014, the french navy employed a total of 36,776 personnel along with 2,800 civilians. its reserve element consisted of 4,827 personnel of the operational reserve. as a blue-water navy, it operates a wide range of fighting vessels, which include the nuclear-poweredaircraft carrier charles de gaulle, various aeronaval forces, attack submarines and ballistic missilesubmarines, frigates, patrol boats and support ships.
The French Navy (French: Marine Nationale, lit. National Navy), informally "La Royale", is the maritime arm of the French Armed Forces. Dating back to 1624, the French Navy is one of the world's oldest naval forces. It has participated in conflicts around the globe and played a key part in establishing the French colonial empire.