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.


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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
DE German Navy Westland Sea King 01
DE German Navy Westland Lynx mk88 01
DE German Navy Westland Super Lynx mk88a 01

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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DE Bremer Vulkan - Bremen-Vegesack2
DE FSG Shipbuilders - 2
DE Lurssen (Kroeger Werft) - Audorfer See2

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DEGerman Navy A511ElbeDRHJ1993--
DEGerman Navy A512MoselDRHK - MO1993--
DEGerman Navy A513RheinDRHL1993--
DEGerman Navy A514WerraDRHM1993--
DEGerman Navy A515MainDRHU - MA1994--
DEGerman Navy A516DonauDRHP - DO1994--

6 units


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1992-jun-24LaunchedDE A511 Elbe
1992-oct-7Laid downDE A513 Rhein
1992-dec-29Laid downDE A512 Mosel
1993-jan-28CommissionedDE A511 Elbe
1993-mar-11LaunchedDE A513 Rhein
1993-apr-22LaunchedDE A512 Mosel
1993-jun-15LaunchedDE A515 Main
1993-jun-17LaunchedDE A514 Werra
1993-jul-22CommissionedDE A512 Mosel
1993-sep-1CommissionedDE A513 Rhein
1993-dec-9CommissionedDE A514 Werra
1994-mar-24LaunchedDE A516 Donau
1994-jun-23CommissionedDE A515 Main
1994-nov-22CommissionedDE A516 Donau
2007-mar-25Port VisitDE A516 Donau visited West India Dock
2007-jun-4DE A513 Rhein BALTOPS 07 participated with BALTOPS 07
2014-may-16Port VisitDE A512 Mosel visit to West India Dock, supporting ships of 5 Minensuchgeschwader, also visiting. Departed 20 May.
2015-apr-2Port VisitDE A516 Donau Flagship of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1, visited Falmouth Docks for 5 days.
2015-apr-11DeploymentDE A516 Donau Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-apr-11DeploymentDE A514 Werra Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-mayDeploymentDE 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-5DeploymentDE A516 Donau BALTOPS 15 deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.
2016-apr-15Port VisitDE A515 Main in London. arrived in company with two minesweepers at West India Dock for weekend visit. Departed 18 Apr.
2016-jun-20DeploymentDE 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-9DeploymentDE A511 Elbe Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2
2017-mar-22DeploymentDE A516 Donau Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2019-jan-17DeploymentDE A514 Werra Appointed Flagship of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group SNMCMG1.

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