DE 404 Elbe class

Support Ship


Support Ship 404 Elbe class

Replenishment ships, or Tenders, to support German Navy squadrons of Fast Attack Craft, submarines and minesweepers.


3500full load (tn)
100.55length (m)
15.40beam (m)
4.05draught (m)
2600range (nm)
15max speed (knots)

1Naval Engine diesel

2Naval Gun single 20 mm

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Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
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1993--DEGerman Navy A511ElbeDRHJ
1993--DEGerman Navy A512Mosel DRHK - MO
1993--DEGerman Navy A513RheinDRHL
1993--DEGerman Navy A514WerraDRHM
1994--DEGerman Navy A515Main DRHU - MA
1994--DEGerman Navy A516DonauDRHO - DO

6 units


1992-jun-24LaunchedLaunched DE A511 Elbe
1992-oct-07Laid downLaid down DE A513 Rhein
1992-dec-29Laid downLaid down DE A512 Mosel
1993-jan-28CommissionedCommissioned DE A511 Elbe
1993-mar-11LaunchedLaunched DE A513 Rhein
1993-apr-22LaunchedLaunched DE A512 Mosel
1993-jun-15LaunchedLaunched DE A515 Main
1993-jun-17LaunchedLaunched DE A514 Werra
1993-jul-22CommissionedCommissioned DE A512 Mosel
1993-sep-01CommissionedCommissioned DE A513 Rhein
1993-dec-09CommissionedCommissioned DE A514 Werra
1994-mar-24LaunchedLaunched DE A516 Donau
1994-jun-23CommissionedCommissioned DE A515 Main
1994-nov-22CommissionedCommissioned DE A516 Donau
2007-mar-25Port VisitPort Visit DE A516 Donau visited West India Dock
2007-jun-04 DE A513 Rhein BALTOPS 07 participated with BALTOPS 07
2014-may-16Port VisitPort Visit DE A512 Mosel visit to West India Dock, supporting ships of 5 Minensuchgeschwader, also visiting. Departed 20 May.
2015-apr-02Port VisitPort Visit DE A516 Donau Flagship of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1, visited Falmouth Docks for 5 days.
2015-apr-11DeploymentDeployment DE A516 Donau Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-apr-11DeploymentDeployment DE A514 Werra Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-mayDeploymentDeployment DE A514 Werra Operation Sophia departed Kiel NB for EUNAVFOR anti-arms and anti-people smuggling operations inthe Mediterranean. Returned to Kiel 24 Oct.
2015-jun-05DeploymentDeployment DE A516 Donau BALTOPS 15 deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.
2016-apr-15Port VisitPort Visit DE A515 Main in London. arrived in company with two minesweepers at West India Dock for weekend visit. Departed 18 Apr.
2016-jun-20DeploymentDeployment DE A514 Werra Operation Sophia departed Kiel NB for 4 month EUNAVFOR anti-arms and anti-people smuggling operations in the Mediterranean. Relieved EGV Frankfurt-am-Main on 1 Jul at Augusta.
2016-oct-09DeploymentDeployment DE A511 Elbe Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2
2017-mar-22DeploymentDeployment DE A516 Donau Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2019-jan-17DeploymentDeployment DE A514 Werra Appointed Flagship of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group SNMCMG1.
2019-jun-09DeploymentDeployment DE A512 Mosel BALTOPS 19 participated in NATO Baltic exercise during mid Jun.
2021-oct-08Port VisitPort Visit DE A511 Elbe Visit to London

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