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Operation Unified Protector
NATO Arms Embargo
NATO No-Fly Zone

Operation Unified Protector Naval Order of Battle (31 March 2011-30 April 2011)
Allied Maritime Command
Ship Type Nation (Operation) Embarked
Combined Task Group 455.01 (CTG 455.01) NATO
MM Giuseppe Garibaldi (C-551) VTOL Carrier Italy 8x AV-8B Harrier
3x EH-101
2x AB-212
HMCS Charlottetown1 (Task Force Charlottetown2) Frigate Canada (Operation Mobile) 1x CH-124 Sea King
BG Drazki Frigate Bulgaria
HS Limnos Frigate Greece 1x AB-212
MM Euro (F-575)3 Frigate Italy 2x AB-212
MM Libeccio (F-572) Frigate Italy 2x AB-212
Regele Ferdinand (F-221) Frigate Romania
ESPS Méndez Núñez (F-104) Frigate Spain 1x SH-60B Sea Hawk
TCG Gaziantep (F-490) Frigate Turkey 1x S-70B Sea Hawk
TCG Gelibolu (F-493) Frigate Turkey 1x S-70B Sea Hawk
TCG Gemlik (F-492) Frigate Turkey 1x S-70B Sea Hawk
TCG Yildirim (F-243) Frigate Turkey 1x S-70B Sea Hawk
HMS Cumberland4 Frigate United Kingdom (Operation Ellamy) 1x Lynx Mk.8
HMS Sutherland Frigate United Kingdom (Operation Ellamy) 1x Lynx Mk.8
HMS Liverpool Destroyer United Kingdom (Operation Ellamy) 1x Lynx Mk.8
ESPS Mistral (S-73) Submarine Spain
ESPS Tramontana (S-74)5 Submarine Spain
TCG Preveze (S-373) Submarine Turkey
HMS Triumph6 Submarine United Kingdom (Operation Ellamy)
MM Comandante Bettica (P 492) Corvette Italy 1x AB-212
BNS Narcis (M923) Minesweeper Belgium
HNLMS Haarlem Minesweeper Netherlands
HMS Brocklesby Minesweeper UK
MM Etna (A-5326)1 Logistics Support Italy 1x AB-212
TCG Akar Tanker Turkey
Task Force 473 France (Opération Harmattan)
FLF Charles de Gaulle (R-91) CTOL Carrier France Flottille 4F:
2x E-2C Hawkeye
Flottille 12F:
8x Rafale M
Flottille 17F:
6x Super Etendard
U/I Marine Elements:
1x Alouette II
2x AS 365 Dauphin Pedro
2x EC-725 Caracal
U/I Armée de l'Air Element:
1x SA 330 Puma
FLF Aconit (F 713)7 Frigate France 1x AS 565 Panther
FLF Courbet (F 712) Frigate France 1x AS 565 Panther
FLF Dupleix (D 641) Frigate France 1x Lynx
FLF Forbin (D 620) Frigate France 1x AS 565 Panther
FLF Jean Bart (D 615)8 Frigate France 1x AS 565 Panther
FLF Jean de Vienne (D 643) Frigate France 2x Lynx
FLF Meuse (A 607) Tanker France
Elements of Expeditionary Strike Group 5 and Kearsarge/Bataan ARG9 United States9

1 - The HMCS Charlottetown and the MM Etna remained assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) for a period, despite also being assigned to the Operation Unified Protector Combined Task Group.

2 - Task Force Charlottetown also includes a support party at the Augusta Bay Port Facility.

3 - It is unclear when the MM Euro (F-575) was relieved by the MM Libeccio (F-572).

4 - The HMS Liverpool relieved the HMS Cumberland in the first half of April 2011, with the latter returning to homeport on 18 April 2011.

5 - On 26 March 2011, the ESPS Mistral departed to relieve the ESPS Tramontana.

6 - HMS Triumph returned to HM Naval Base Devonport from the Mediterranean on 2 April 2011.

7 - The FLF Courbet relieved the FLF Aconit on 25 April 2011.

8 - The FLF Jean Bart departed for Toulon on 4 April 2011. It appears to have been relieved by the FLF Jean de Vienne.

9 - The Bataan ARG relieved the Kearsarge ARG on 27 April 2011. Coverage of US invovlement in Operation Unified Protector is found in our coverage of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

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