French Navy Says: Encore de Brooklyn

Setting out on my walk this morning, I saw from the Promenade a warship docked at Pier 7, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. The Tricolor flying from the jackstaff at her stern and “D620″ on her bow identify her as the frigate Forbin of the Marine Nationale. Perhaps the crew of the Monge, which visited here last November, recommended to their compatriots on Forbin the joys of playing bocce at Floyd.

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  • my2cents

    At least the heights is temporarily safe from Somali Pirates.

  • CJP

    When I saw the picture I was racking my brain about a wise-ass remark to post. My2Cents came up with a good one!

  • Claude Scales

    You can usually count on m2c for that.

  • John Wentling

    Helped us cast off one imperial, tyrannical government, why not the current one?

    How’s that for a wise-ass remark? ;)

  • Claude Scales

    JW: I’d say it’s a few months late.

  • nabeguy

    Claude, after a few rounds of bocce and beer at Floyd, I challenge you to say frigate Forbin 3 times fast without laughing.

  • Claude Scales

    Nabeguy: You’re on. Afterwards, we’ll liven things up by singing “Frigate Matilda” from Firesign Theater’s The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra.