German frigate Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Fregatte F223 Nordrhein-Westfalen ausgehend Hafen Hamburg auf der Elbe.jpg
Nordrhein-Westfalen on 9 May 2017.
History
Germany
Name: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Namesake: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Port of registry: Hamburg, Germany
Builder:

Lürssen, Wolgast

Blohm+Voss, Hamburg
Laid down: 24 October 2012
Launched: 16 April 2015
Commissioned: 10 June 2020
Identification:
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Baden-Württemberg-class frigate
Displacement: 7,200 tonnes
Length: 149.52 m (490 ft 7 in)
Beam: 18.80 m (61 ft 8 in)
Draught: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h) on diesel only, 26 kn (48 km/h) max.
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • Submarine ROVs
  • 4 × 11 m (36 ft 1 in) RHIB, capable of more than 40 kn (74 km/h)
Capacity: Space for two 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in) containers
Complement: 190 (standard crew: 110)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × Cassidian TRS-4D AESA radar
  • 2(?) × navigation radars
  • IFF
  • diver and swimmer detection sonar (no anti-submarine sonar)
  • Laser warning
  • KORA-18 Combined RADAR and COMMS ESM from GEDIS
  • Link 11, Link 16, Link 22 communications systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 × NH-90 helicopters

Nordrhein-Westfalen (F223) is the second ship of the Baden-Württemberg-class frigates of the German Navy.

Background[edit]

Nordrhein-Westfalen was designed and constructed by ARGE F125, a joint-venture of Thyssen-Krupp and Lürssen. She is part of the Baden-Württemberg class have the highest displacement of any class of frigate worldwide and are used to replace the Bremen class.[1][2]

Construction and career[edit]

Nordrhein-Westfalen was laid down on 24 October 2012 and launched on 16 April 2015 in Hamburg. She was commissioned on 10 June 2020.[3][4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Making Do With Less".
  2. ^ "First of TKMS built F-125 class Frigate "Baden-Württemberg" Christened for the German Navy". December 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Fregatte NRW: Bericht über die Kiellegung - Seefahrerblog- navigare necesse est". 2014-07-27. Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  4. ^ "Baden-Württemberg-class frigate", Wikipedia, 2020-08-20, retrieved 2020-09-17

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