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Emden in July 2009
|Preceded by:||Köln-class frigate|
|Succeeded by:||Brandenburg-class frigate|
|Displacement:||3,680 tonnes (3,620 long tons)|
|Length:||130.50 m (428 ft 2 in)|
|Beam:||14.60 m (47 ft 11 in)|
|Draft:||6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × propeller shafts, controllable pitch, five-bladed Sulzer-Escher propellers, later replaced with seven-bladed ones from Wegemann & Co. ("Bremen" only)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Range:||more than 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)|
|Complement:||202 crew plus 20 aviation|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||Place for 2 Sea Lynx Mk.88A helicopters equipped with torpedoes, air-to-surface missiles Sea Skua, and/or heavy machine gun.|
The eight F122 Bremen-class frigates of the German Navy were a series of frigates commissioned between 1982 and 1990. The design is based on the proven Dutch Kortenaer class but uses a different propulsion system and hangar lay-out. The ships were built for anti-submarine warfare as a primary task even though they are not fitted with towed array sonars. They are also suited for anti-aircraft warfare and anti-surface warfare.
During the Cold War period, the ships' main war task was to escort convoys for reinforcement and resupply of allied forces in Europe. They frequently took part in NATO Standing Naval Forces. Since 1990, all ships have served in additional supporting missions such as the embargo operations against former Yugoslavia in the Adriatic Sea or Operation Enduring Freedom against the international terrorism.
During their lifetime, the ships' equipment has frequently been modernized and a further adaptation of combat systems is foreseen in the near future.
In December 2015 Augsburg joined the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the south-eastern Mediterranean Sea to go to the Arabian Sea as part of the intervention against ISIS in the Syrian Civil War.
|F207||Bremen||Bremer Vulkan, Bremen||9 July 1979||27 September 1979||7 May 1982||28 March 2014|
|F208||Niedersachsen||AG Weser, Bremen||9 November 1979||9 June 1980||15 October 1982||26 June 2015|
|F209||Rheinland-Pfalz||Blohm + Voss, Hamburg||25 September 1979||3 September 1980||9 May 1983||22 March 2013|
|F210||Emden||Nordseewerke, Emden||23 June 1979||17 December 1980||7 October 1983||29 November 2013|
|F211||Köln||Blohm + Voss, Hamburg||16 June 1980||29 May 1981||19 October 1984||31 July 2012|
|F212||Karlsruhe||Howaldtswerke, Kiel||10 March 1981||8 January 1982||19 April 1984||16 June 2017|
|F213||Augsburg||Bremer Vulkan, Bremen||4 April 1987||17 September 1987||3 October 1989||Planned for 2019|
|F214||Lübeck||Nordseewerke, Emden||1 June 1987||15 October 1987||19 March 1990||Planned for 2021|
All ships are based in Wilhelmshaven. Together they form the 4. Fregattengeschwader (4th Frigate Squadron) of the German Navy.
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