PICTURED: French amphibious assault warship spotted leaving Portsmouth

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The French Navy Mistral-class amphibious assault ship FS Dixmude (L9015) was spotted leaving Portsmouth on Thursday. The Mistral is the French Navy’s first all-electric warship and is fitted with two Alstom 7MW electric azimuth pods.

Dixmude (L9015) is a type of helicopter carrier of the French Navy. She is the third ship of the Mistral class.

Dixmude was delivered to the French defence procurement agency in January 2012, three months ahead of schedule.

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