Kulmbach-class mine hunter
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Kulmbach-class mine hunters stationed at Kiel Naval Base
|Preceded by:||Hameln class minesweeper|
|Length:||54.4 m (178 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||9.2 m (30 ft 2 in)|
|Draught:||2.84 m (9 ft 4 in)|
|2 × TKWA/MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) decoy launcher (currently under procurement)|
The Type 333 Kulmbach class is a class of five German Navy ships. Built as Type 343 Hameln class minesweepers, they have been upgraded to minehunters using Seefuchs expendable drones to detonate detected naval mines.
List of ships
|M1091||Kulmbach||DRFU||May 23, 1990||March 31, 2012|
|M1095||Überherrn||DRFS||September 19, 1989||June 30, 2016|
|M1096||Passau||DRFJ||December 18, 1990||September 27, 2013|
|M1097||Laboe||DRFK||December 7, 1989||March 28, 2012|
|M1099||Herten||DRFP||March 26, 1991||June 30, 2016|
Notes: The listed commission dates are from their original commission as Type 343 boats since they were not formally recommissoned after their upgrade to Type 333 mine hunters.
Two of the three decommissioned Kulmbach-class mine hunters will be donated to Croatia in the near future.
- "Minenjagdboot KULMBACH-Klasse". German Navy. Retrieved 5 August 2008.
- Marine-Portraits (in German)
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