French Navy’s second-largest ship to visit Charleston
The second-largest ship in the French Navy, the FS Monge, will call on Charleston April 16 at Columbus Street Terminal for a three-day port visit.
The Advanced Range Instrumentation Ship, with a crew of 200, is used to conduct flight tests for strategic missiles and support flights involving tactical conventional missiles, space launches and space surveillance.
During the port call, Commander Jacques Rivière is expected to meet with local officials and organize a reception on the ship’s deck for Charleston’s French community. The crew is scheduled to tour the Hunley submarine conservation project, play a Rugby match against a local team, and host school tours before departing the morning of April 19.