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French Navy Ship Andromede in West India Dock

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Andromede M643

The winter months is a lean time for visitors to West India Dock, therefore it is a pleasure to welcome the French Navy ship Andromede into the dock today.

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The Andromede (M643) is an Eridan-class Mine countermeasures vessel  that was built as part of  a Tripartite fleet of ships undertaken by the French, Belgian and Dutch navies.

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The Tripartite class of mine warfare vessel were built in the 1980s , the Andromede  was built at Lorient shipyard and entered service in 1984.

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The ship saw action in the Gulf war in 1991 and is presently based in Brest.

Last year, West India Dock welcomed a number of French Navy ships of this type when they were on exercises.

There is currently no information why the ship is here or for how long.

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