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Frankenthal class


Klasse 332


Overview


Frankenthal class

German Navy Frankenthal class minehunter FGS Weilheim.
Source: Mark Harkin - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Germany
Type
Minehunter
Entered service
1992
Status
In service
Development
1980's
Developer
Germany
Production
1990 - 1998
Producer
Germany - Lürssen
Germany - Abeking & Rasmussen
Germany - Krögerwerft
Unit cost
About € 100 million (estimate)
Number produced
12
Designations
Frankenthal class (German service)
Al Hasbah class (UAE service)
Notable users
Germany
United Arab Emirates

Details


Facts Frankenthal class
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Minehunter
Complement
41 - 44
Dimensions
Displacement
644 t
Length
54.4 m
Beam
9.2 m
Draft
2.6 m
Height
4.85 m main deck
6.44 m bridge
Propulsion
Arrangement
2 diesel powering 2 shafts
2 electric motors for slow silent maneuvering
Engines
MTU 16V 538 TB91 diesels
Gearboxes
2x Renk PLS 25 E
Power output
2x 2.040 kW (before refit)
2x 2.240 kW (after refit)
Propulsion
2x controllable pich propellers
Mobility
Speed
18 kn maximum
12 n economic
2 - 6 n slow march
Fuel
60.3 m³
Sensors
Sonar
DSQS-11A or 11M mine hunting sonar
Navigation
DRBN 32 or SPS-64 navigation radar
GPS
Systems
Data management
SATAM
Atlas IMCMS since 2010
Self-defence
2x Barricade chaff & flare launcher
Guns
Dual purpose
1x 40mm Bofors L/70 (before refit)
1x 27mm MLG-27 (after refit)
Self-defense
2x 7.62mm MG3
SAM
MANPADS
2x FIM-92 Stinger
Mine warfare
ROV
2x Pinguin B3, replaced by Seefuchs since 2010
28 counter mine charges carried
Minelaying
Up to 20 bottom and moored mines
Diver facilities
Decompression chamber, crane

Media


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27mm MLG 27

During refit the Frankenthal class was armed with the MLG 27 remote control gun. This replaced the earlier 40mm Bofors L/70 local control gun.