July 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Monday July 20, in the early hours of the morning, the deep-sea patrol vessel (PHM) Ensign Jacoubet joined her new port-base in Brest. Left Toulon on July 10, 2020, to replace PHM Lieutenant (Navy) Le Hénaff , who will disarm on July 30.
The purpose of this change of port-base is to allow operational capacities to be maintained on the Atlantic coast. In fact, PHMs play an important role from the port of Brest, in the system for securing maritime approaches off Ile Longue, for the benefit of deterrence.
Admitted to active service in 1982, Ensign Jacoubet has changed base port several times.
Based initially in Brest, he moved to Toulon and the Mediterranean coast in 1994, before returning to his roots this year. Built for this role of escort on the high seas and of protection “under the sea” off the French coast, they accompany the SSBNs between their base exit and their dilution in the ocean. Currently armed by a crew of 85 sailors, she is commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Adeline Duc.