Tonnerre BPC

Delivered in 2007, the Tonnerre BPC is the second ship of the Mistral Class, the French Navy's first all-electric warships. The power-generation system consists of three Wärtsilä 16V32 and one Wärtsilä 18V200 generating sets, together providing 20.8 MW power for propulsion and services. (photo courtesy of Dominique Pipet)

The Mistral and Tonnerre BPC (bâtiment de projection et de commandement) are the French Navy's new amphibious assault, command, and power projection ships.

Name Tonnerre BPC
Type Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement
Owner French Navy
Builder DCN Brest in France
Commissioned 2007
Displacement 21,600 T (full load)
Lenght 199 m
Speed 19 knots
Crew 160
Military lift up to 900

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