Haze Gray Mystery Picture #137 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the French weapons trials ship Ile D'Oleron (A610).

Ile D'Oleron was a German naval auxiliary, originally named Mur, taken as a war prize. She was commissioned in the French navy in 1945 as a transport, then converted to a weapons trials ship in 1957-58. In that role she tested many new weapons and their associated electronics until she was finally discarded in 2000.

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