DE F 124 Sachsen class

NL LCF class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer F 124 Sachsen class

The 5.7 ton Sachsen class frigates replaced the 4.5 ton Lütjens class destroyers ( U.S. Charles F. Adams-class )

Derivatives / Succeeded by
2019 DE F 125 Baden-Württemberg class


143light (tn)
5690full load (tn)
17.44beam (m)
5draught (m)
4000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - MTU
1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
2Missile Launcher Mk 49 21-cell RAM

2Naval Gun Mauser MLG 27 mm
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC

1Naval Radar long range search SMART-L

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2003--DEGerman Navy F219SachsenDRAA - SN
2004--DEGerman Navy F220Hamburg DRAB - HA
2006--DEGerman Navy F221HessenDRAC - HE
2019--DEGerman Navy F222F 125 Baden-Württemberg class Baden-WurttembergDRAD

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1996-junOrderedOrdered DE F219 Sachsen
1996-junOrderedOrdered DE F220 Hamburg
1996-junOrderedOrdered DE F221 Hessen
1999-feb-01Laid downLaid down DE F219 Sachsen
2000-sep-01Laid downLaid down DE F220 Hamburg
2001-jan-20LaunchedLaunched DE F219 Sachsen
2001-sep-14Laid downLaid down DE F221 Hessen
2002-aug-16LaunchedLaunched DE F220 Hamburg
2002-nov-29 DE F219 Sachsen delivered to German Navy
2003-jul-26LaunchedLaunched DE F221 Hessen
2003-dec-31CommissionedCommissioned DE F219 Sachsen
2004-sep DE F220 Hamburg delivered to German Navy
2004-dec-13CommissionedCommissioned DE F220 Hamburg
2005-jun-24DeploymentDeployment DE F219 Sachsen Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Browndown anchorage
2005-jul-01Port VisitPort Visit DE F219 Sachsen Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2005-dec-07 DE F221 Hessen delivered to German Navy
2006-apr-21CommissionedCommissioned DE F221 Hessen
2007-jun-04 DE F221 Hessen BALTOPS 07 participated with BALTOPS 07
2010-jun-13 DE F221 Hessen Participated with 100 years AERONAVALE with R91 Charles de Gaulle at Rade d Hyeres.
2013-apr-12Port VisitPort Visit DE F219 Sachsen 12-15apr13 visit Amsterdam
2013-apr-26Port VisitPort Visit DE F221 Hessen on completion of Exercise Joint Warrior, visited Dublin in company with auxiliary FGS Rhon (A1443) and departed 29 Apr
2014-may-14Port VisitPort Visit DE F220 Hamburg visit to Hamburg for the 825th anniversary of the port and to join the Hafengeburtstag celebrations. Moored alongside HMS Lancaster.
2014-jun-06DeploymentDeployment DE F220 Hamburg BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014
2015-may-20Port VisitPort Visit DE F219 Sachsen visit to West India Dock, until 25 May.
2015-octDeploymentDeployment DE F220 Hamburg Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2015-octDeploymentDeployment DE F219 Sachsen Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2015-octDeploymentDeployment DE F220 Hamburg SNMG2 flagship of SNMG2
2018-jan-28DeploymentDeployment DE F221 Hessen departed Wilhelmshavn. Arrived NS Norfolk 28 Jan for 6 month work up and deployment with USS Harry S Truman Strike Group in US 6th Fleet area of operations. Returned to Wilhelmshavn 21 Jul.
2018-novPort VisitPort Visit DE F220 Hamburg Visited Turku for Ex NoCo18
2020-aug-19 DE F220 Hamburg EUNAVFOR MED IRINI In substitution of F453 Spetsai
2021-may DE F220 Hamburg Formidable Shield 2021
2024-feb-23DeploymentDeployment DE F221 Hessen Operation Aspides deployed on EUNAVFOR operation to protect shipping against Houthi missile / drone attack, principally in the Gulf of Aden.
2024-apr-06DeploymentDeployment DE F221 Hessen Operation Aspides engaged Houthi attack from Yemen, protecting merchant vessels in the southern Red Sea

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