Gepard-class fast attack craft
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|Type:||Fast Attack Craft|
|Displacement:||390 t (380 long tons; 430 short tons)|
|Length:||57.6 m (189 ft)|
|Beam:||7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||4 × diesel engines, totalling 13,235 kW (17,748 hp)|
|Speed:||40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)|
|Complement:||5 officers, 31 enlisted|
|Decoy launcher HOT DOG
Chaff launcher DAG 2200 Wolke
|Armament:||1 × Otobreda 76 mm gun
Mine laying capability
It is an evolution of the Albatros-class fast attack craft, the main difference is the replacement of the second 76mm-gun by the RAM system. It is planned that Gepard class vessels will gradually be supplemented by Braunschweig-class corvettes and to be replaced by a new class of corvettes in the 2020s.
The ships in class are named after small to medium sized predatory animals.
List of ships
|P6121||S 71||Gepard||DRCE||7 December 1982||12 December 2014|
|P6122||S 72||Puma||DRCF||17 February 1983|
|P6123||S 73||Hermelin||DRCG||28 April 1983|
|P6124||S 74||Nerz||DRCH||14 July 1983||31 March 2012|
|P6125||S 75||Zobel||DRCI||28 September 1983|
|P6126||S 76||Frettchen||DRCJ||16 December 1983|
|P6127||S 77||Dachs||DRCK||22 March 1984||31 March 2012|
|P6128||S 78||Ozelot||DRCL||25 May 1984||18 December 2014|
|P6129||S 79||Wiesel||DRCM||12 July 1984|
|P6130||S 80||Hyäne||DRCN||13 November 1984|
The "S" and the number are part of the ship's full name. When the ships were first commissioned, their designation included only the number; however, the crews petitioned for full names, and the decision was made to combine the original names with the additional animal name.
Since 1 July 2006, all ships are part of the 7. Schnellbootgeschwader (7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron), whereas for the eight years prior the flotilla was split into (hulls S 76–S 80) 2. Schnellbootgeschwader (2nd Fast Patrol Boat Squadron), and a smaller (hulls S 71–S 75) 7. Schnellbootgeschwader. The squadron is stationed in Warnemünde, where both predecessor squadrons were also based
RAM launcher onboard S74 Nerz
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- "Schnellboot GEPARD-Klasse" (in German). German Navy. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
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