Köln-class frigate

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Köln (F-220) underway 1982.jpg
F220 Köln in 1982
Class overview
Name: Köln
Builders: H. C. Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg
Operators:  German Navy,  Turkish Navy
Completed: 6
Retired: 6
General characteristics [1]
Type: Frigate
Displacement: 2090 tons standard, 2750 tons full load
Length: 105 m (344 ft 6 in) waterline, 109.8 m (360 ft 3 in) overall
Beam: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:

2 shaft CODAG

Speed:
  • 32 knots
Range:
  • 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h),
  • 900 nautical miles (1,670 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)[2]
Endurance: Bunker: 360 t
Complement: 238
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Navigation radar KH14/9
  • Target designation radar DA-02
  • Surface search radar SGR103
  • Fire control radar M44, M45
  • Sonar PAE/CWE hull mounted medium frequncy sonar
Armament:

The ships of the F120 Köln class of frigates were the first major warships built in Germany after World War II.

They were the world's first ships to feature a combined diesel and gas propulsion system. The ships received numerous refits during their long careers with new electronics and torpedo tubes. They were replaced by Type 122 frigates in the 1980s and four ships were sold to the Turkish Navy.

List of ships[edit]

Pen-
nant
Name Shipyard Laid down[1] Launched[1] Com-
missioned[1]
Decom-
missioned
Fate
F220 Köln Stülcken & Sohn December 21
1957
December 6
1958
April 15
1961
December 17
1982
used as hulk in Neustadt
F221 Emden Stülcken & Sohn April 15
1958
March 21
1959
October 24
1961
June 30
1983
Sold to the Turkish Navy as D361 Gemlik, destroyed in a fire
F222 Augsburg Stülcken & Sohn October 29
1958
August 15
1959
April 7
1962
March 30
1988
Broken up in Hamburg
F223 Karlsruhe HDW December 15
1958
October 24
1959
December 15
1962
March 28
1983
sold to the Turkish Navy as D360 Gelibolu
F224 Lübeck Stülcken & Sohn October 28
1959
July 23
1960
June 6
1963
December 1
1988
sold to the Turkish Navy for cannibalization
F225 Braunschweig Stülcken & Sohn July 28
1960
February 3
1962
June 16
1964
July 4
1989
sold as D361 Gemlik to the Turkish Navy, replaced ex-Emden

All ships were stationed as second frigate squadron in Wilhelmshaven.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gardiner and Chumbley 1995, p. 144.
  2. ^ Prézelin and Baker 1990, p. 538.
  • Gardiner, Robert and Stephen Chumbley. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press, 1995. ISBN 1-55750-132-7.
  • Prézelin, Bernard and A.D. Baker III. The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1990/1991. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press, 1990. ISBN 0-87021-250-8.