|Ship Class:||Daedalus Class-class (BC-304 Mk 4)|
|In Service:||July 2028|
|Task Force:||First Tactical Wing|
|Ship Crew Information|
| Commander Antoine Sissoko|
The NRF Foch is a French/Eurocorps BC-304 Mark 4 Daedalus-class Battlecruiser currently under construction and planned for launch in July of 2028. The Foch is going to be assigned to First Tactical Wing and placed under the command of Commander Antoine Sissoko of the French Navy.
The Foch is named for Ferdinand Foch (2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929), a French soldier and strategist who was the senior commander of Allied forces in World War I. After accepting Germany's request for a cease fire on November 11, 1918, Foch was a proponent of entirely removing Germany's ability to wage a war again, and was against what came of the Treaty of Versailles, quoted as saying "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years." This turned out to be almost prophetic, as World War Two broke out twenty years and 65 days later.
The first ship to bear his name was a cruiser launched in 1929. However, she was scuttled by the French Navy in Tolun in 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans, but was lightly damaged and was re-floated by the Italians in 1943, sailed to Le Seyne and scrapped in 1944.
The second ship was France's second Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier, launched in July of 1960. It is ironically noted that Ferdinand Foch was actually an opponent to military aircraft, quoted as saying "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value" in 1911. The Foch served with the French Navy until 2000, where it was sold to Brazil, and renamed the NAe São Paulo, where it spent from 2005 to 2011 undergoing extensive refits before returning to operational service as the flagship of the Brazilian Navy.
One of France's first space going vessels was planned to be named after Foch, but the planned hull was destroyed by orbital bombardment during the Enigma Emergence in 2024. Since construction had barely started, French authorities opted not to name it and simply wrote it off in their registry by the planned hull number and moved on. BC-304
|Commander Antoine Sissoko|