Bad Bramstedt-class patrol vessel
Bad Bramstedt (BP 24)
|Name:||Bad Bramstedt class|
|Builders:||Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder, Germany|
|Operators:||German Federal Police|
|Preceded by:||Neustadt class|
|In commission:||8 November 2002-present|
|Active:||Bad Bramstedt, Bayreuth, Eschwege|
|Type:||Offshore patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||880 t, Gross Tonnage 1030|
|Length:||65.9 m (216.21 ft)|
|Beam:||10.6 m (34.78 ft)|
|Draught:||3.2 m (10.50 ft)|
|Installed power:||1 × MTU 16V 1163 diesel 5,200 kilowatts (7,000 hp)
1 × auxiliary diesel, 600 kilowatts (800 hp)
|Speed:||21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) (main engine)
12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) (auxiliary)
Using prefabricated hulls that had been built in the Yantar special economic zone of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, the three vessels were completed by Abeking & Rasmussen at Lemwerder, Germany. They are equipped with a diesel hybrid engine for fast speeds and a separate diesel-electric plant for an efficient cruising speed. The eponymous vessel Bad Bramstedt was commissioned on 8 November 2002 with a pennant number BG 24. Two other boats, Bayreuth (BG 25) and Eschwege (BG 26) followed on 2 May 2003 and 18 December 2003 respectively. With the transition of the German Federal Border Guard Bundesgrenzschutz into a federal police force (German: Bundespolizei), the pennant numbers were changed to BP 24, BP 25 and BP 26.
- "66m Offshore Patrol Vessel". Abeking & Rasmussen.
- "Einsatzschiffe sowie Kontroll- und Streifenboote" (in German). German Federal Police.
- Media related to Bad Bramstedt class patrol ships at Wikimedia Commons