Bremer Vulkan To Build 2 Bremen Class Frigates For Federal German Navy

A contract was recently signed between the Federal Republic of Germany and Bremer Vulkan Aktiengesellschaft for the construction of two type F 122 Bremen Class frigates. These two additional frigates will be identical to the six delivered during 1982-84.

Bremer Vulkan will construct one of the frigates completely, while the other will be built in cooperation with Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH, Emden. As in the previous program of six frigates, Thyssen Nordseewerke will construct the hull and perform partial outfit. Final outfit, the integration of weapons and electronics, yard and acceptance trials will be done by Bremer Vulkan. The vessels have a length of 426.4 feet, breadth of 47.6 feet and depth of 21.3 feet. Propulsion is of the CODOG type with General Electric gas turbines for sprinting and MTU main diesels for cruising. Speed is about 30 knots, and complement is 204.

By the end of the 1980s these two additional frigates will replace the aging F 120 class frigates Augsburg and Luebeck.

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