Helgoland-class tug

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A1458 Fehmarn (right)
Class overview
Name: Helgoland class
Operators:  German Navy
In commission: 1966–present
Completed: 2
Active: 1
General characteristics
Type: Salvage tug
Displacement: 1,310 tonnes (1,289 long tons)
Length: 68 m (223 ft 1 in)
Beam: 12.7 m (41 ft 8 in)
Draft: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
Speed: 16.6 knots (30.7 km/h; 19.1 mph)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km)
Complement: 45
Armament: None

The Type 720 Helgoland class tugs are large seagoing salvage tugs used by the German Navy. After the decommissioning of Helgoland, the class is now referred to as Fehmarn Klasse in the German Navy. As with other auxiliary ship classes in Germany, these tugboats are manned by a civilian crew.[1] The ships are named after the German islands Helgoland (Heligoland) and Fehmarn.

List of ships[edit]

Name Type/
Commissioned Decommissioned Base/fate
A1457 Helgoland 720A DRLE March 8, 1966 December 19, 1997 Sold to Uruguayan Navy as ROU 22 Oyarvide[2]
A1458 Fehmarn 720B DRLF February 1, 1967 Kiel


  1. ^ "Bergungsschlepper FEHMARN-Klasse (720)" (in German). German Navy. Archived from the original on 15 June 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "ROU 22 Oyarvide" (in Spanish). Armada Nacional. Archived from the original on 18 March 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.