DE F 123 Brandenburg class

DE MEKO 200 class



Frigate F 123 Brandenburg class


4700full load (tn)
16.70beam (m)
5.80draught (m)
4000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - MTU
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG

2Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet twin launcher

1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
2Naval Gun single 20 mm

1Naval Radar air search radar LW-08
2Naval Radar fire direction radar STIR 180

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1994--DEGerman Navy F215Brandenburg DRAH - BG
1995--DEGerman Navy F216Schleswig-HolsteinDRAI - SH
1996--DEGerman Navy F217BayernDRAJ - BY
1996--DEGerman Navy F218Mecklenburg-VorpommernDRAK - MV

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1989-jun-28OrderedOrdered DE F215 Brandenburg
1989-jun-28OrderedOrdered DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein
1989-jun-28OrderedOrdered DE F217 Bayern
1989-jun-28OrderedOrdered DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
1992-feb-11Laid downLaid down DE F215 Brandenburg
1992-aug-28LaunchedLaunched DE F215 Brandenburg
1993-jul-01Laid downLaid down DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein
1993-nov-23Laid downLaid down DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
1993-dec-16Laid downLaid down DE F217 Bayern
1994-jun-08LaunchedLaunched DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein
1994-jun-30LaunchedLaunched DE F217 Bayern
1994-oct-14CommissionedCommissioned DE F215 Brandenburg
1995-feb-23LaunchedLaunched DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
1995-nov-24CommissionedCommissioned DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein
1996-jun-15CommissionedCommissioned DE F217 Bayern
1996-dec-01CommissionedCommissioned DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
1998-oct-27AircraftAircraft DE F215 Brandenburg MFG-3 Lynx Mk.88 83+05 and 83+11 aboard during visit to Plymouth.
2009-mar-21Port VisitPort Visit DE F215 Brandenburg visit to the Pool of London, alongside HMS Belfast
2010-jun-07 DE F217 Bayern BALTOPS 10 participated with BALTOPS 2010
2013-apr-12Port VisitPort Visit DE F215 Brandenburg 12-15apr13 visit Amsterdam
2013-sep-10Port VisitPort Visit DE F215 Brandenburg coming into HMNB Devonport, Plymouth, UK
2014-jan-24Port VisitPort Visit DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein visit to Pool of London, alongside HMS Belfast, departed 27 Jan.
2014-jun-06 DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014
2014-nov-07DeploymentDeployment DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein International Mine Counter Measures Exercise 2014 participated in major multi-national Gulf exercise, together with a number of US, European and other warships and MCM vessels.
2015-junDeploymentDeployment DE F216 Schleswig-Holstein Operation Sophia departed Germany for 4 month EUNAVFOR anti-arms and anti-people smuggling operations in the Mediterranean. Left the Med on 31 Oct.
2017-apr-17DeploymentDeployment DE F215 Brandenburg damaged rudder and both propellors while leaving Piraeus
2017-aug DE F215 Brandenburg SNMG2 part of SNMG2
2019-nov-08DeploymentDeployment DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern visiting HMNB Devonport for a week, to condust training with FOST
2020-feb-20DeploymentDeployment DE F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern SNMG2

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