Oste-class fleet service ship
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A52 Oste in 2006
|Builders:||Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg|
|Preceded by:||Type 422 class|
|Length:||83.5 m (273 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)|
|Draft:||4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 diesel engines, 3300 kW each|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h)|
|Range:||More than 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km)|
|Complement:||36 + up to 40 mission specialists|
Accommodation for the crew was designed to civil standards, and the Oste class offers much more comfort for the crew than other ships in the German Navy.
List of ships 
|Oste||A52||DRHH||July 30, 1988|
|Oker||A53||DRHG||November 10, 1988|
|Alster||A50||DRHF||November 14, 1988||October 5, 1989|
All ships are currently based in Eckernförde and belong to the 1st submarine squadron stationed in Eckernförde. The vessels received the same name and pennant numbers as the three Type 422 class vessels they replaced. To avoid the confusion, the ship names are sometimes suffixed with II.
- "Flottendienstboot OSTE-Klasse" (in German). Deutsche Marine. Retrieved 5 August 2008.
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